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La Cañada Flintridge is a ” Tree City USA .” The City Council has adopted Chapter 11.40 of the Municipal Code regarding the “Preservation, Protection and Removal of Trees” on private property . Its stated purpose is: “…to preserve and protect the trees that are of historic or aesthetic importance, and to provide for the protection and replacement of trees in order to maintain the community’s wooded character; protect the scenic beauty of the area; reduce erosion of top soil…and to address fire concerns by discouraging the planting of…highly flammable trees.” The intent is to preserve and encourage the regeneration of a healthy urban forest. Protected private property trees may only be removed by the actual homeowner or an arborist authorized by the City after approval of a Tree Removal Permit . The City has created the Official City Tree Preservation and Protection Guidelines (21.5 MB – may require download), also available at City Hall. In addition to the Guidelines, the City Council has established a replacement tree chart and penalties for the illegal removal of trees . If you intend to plant around oak trees, please review this document from the California Oak Foundation.