The City of San Diego has launched a new program that gives local citizens the opportunity to nominate trees for preservation and historic designation. Criteria taken into consideration for tree protection will vary from: aesthetic or historical value,size, shape, health, age, species and form. To nominate a tree to be considered for protection by this designation, citizens must fill out and submit a “Conserve-A-Tree Nomination Form” to the City of San Diego’s Street Division.
Once the form is received, the tree will be inspected by the Street Division Urban Forester to ensure all designation criteria are met. An Arborist will then evaluate the nominated tree for confirmation. The nomination must also be approved by the Community Forest Advisory Board. Upon approval, the tree will be added to the City of San Diego’s Tree Protection Status, as described in the Tree Protection Policy adopted by City Council in May 2005. The policy states that construction or renovation permits must now recognize the need to keep these trees alive.
Use the form found at the link above and provide the following information about our tree:
Type of Nomination - check both:
You should attach a picture of the tree, or print a copy of this picture and send it along to the address listed on the form, as soon as possible, while we still have this tree.