Urban Forestry

The City's Urban Forest includes over 15,000 trees, some dating back to the late 1800's. City owned trees are located within the public easement (right-of-way), these are trees that are in the maintenance strips running parallel to the street between the sidewalk and gutter. Other City owned trees are located in the city right-of-way along most sound walls, center medians, parks, and public spaces. These trees provide us with multiple benefits and are a unique green infrastructure that continually give back when properly maintained. In fact, City trees are the only public assets that can increase in value as they age.

Information is provided below on the planting and maintenance of City owned trees, rebates available for homeowners, and how to plant trees.  
 

Tree Planting in City Right-of-Way

If you would like to have a tree planted in the maintenance strip in front of your home, please call (530) 661-2000. All new replacement trees will be selected from the current approved Master Street Tree List

City Tree Maintenance

The Urban Forestry Group is responsible for the maintenance of city owned trees. Staff is specifically focused on protecting, planting and maintaining trees located in the city right-of-way, parks and other public spaces. For tree maintenance questions call (530) 661-2000 or email Woodland Community Services Department. The City's Right of Way Clearance Standards are found here.

The City also issues a tree pruning/removal permit if a homeowner would like to have a City tree pruned or removed at the homeowner’s expense. Every situation is evaluated by the Urban Forest Group before the permit is issued. Tree Pruning and Removal Permit

Cyclical Tree Maintenance

City trees are maintained in a systematic manner in which the city has been divided up into sections and trees in each section are pruned and maintained on a seven year pruning cycle. Woodland Tree Pruning Schedule and Woodland Tree Pruning Service Zone Map

Pruning / Hazard response request

For emergencies during normal City operational hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm call (530) 661-2000 and for afterhours tree issues call Yolo County Communication at (530) 666-8920.

Tree Rebates for Trees Planted on Private Property

Did you know that you can receive a Tree Rebate for up to $75 for trees that you plant anywhere in your front yard? Click for information on how to plant a tree.

Outdoor Conservation

Use the City's Environmental Services Outdoor Conservation web site for tips and resources of how to make your landscaping drought tolerant. 

Woodland Tree Foundation

The City of Woodland partners with the Woodland Tree Foundation to advance their and the Cities goals of improving Woodland through the planting of trees. Their motto is Building Community Though Canopy. Visit www.woodlandtree.org to learn more about their organization and tree planting opportunities.


 For additional information, contact Park Superintendent, Westley Schroeder at (530) 661-5958