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Claremont is a community which recognizes its trees as one of the most valuable public resources. The preservation of our community forest is one of our citizens' highest priorities. It is for this reason that we have enjoyed a long-term partnership with our residents in caring for the City trees.

In keeping with this tradition, Claremont has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines, polices and municipal codes pertaining to all of its City-owned trees. The City's easement is generally ten feet from the face of the curb.

Cooperation between the City and its residents is essential in maintaining a community known for its beautiful tree-lined streets. With this in mind, we have put together this quick reference sheet of "DOs and DON'Ts."

Please help us by doing the following:

  • DO - Deep water, on a regular basis, any City tree abutting your property.

  • DO - Protect your City trees from string trimmers, lawn mowers and similar equipment.

  • DO - Report any City tree in need of attention. Call 909-399-5431 between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or Claremont Police Department at 909-399-5411 after hours.

  • DO - Report anyone harming a City tree. Use the phone numbers mentioned above.

Please avoid doing the following:

  • DON'T - Trim, prune or remove a City tree.

  • DON'T - Plant a tree in the City's easement.

  • DON'T - Affix anything to a City tree or use equipment or chemicals near a tree that might harm it.

  • DON'T - Put materials, such as bricks, rocks or concrete, near the base of a City tree, or dig irrigation trenches near it.

If you would like more information about the trees in our City, please contact the Community Services Department at 909-399-5431 or by email at  

Urban Forest Program Guiding Documents

Urban Forest Management Plan

DRAFT - Tree Policy and Guidelines Manual - May 2020

Tree Policy Manual - Update Oct 2017

Draft Designated Street Tree List 

Designated Street Tree List -Update SEP18

Helpful Tips and Information 

The How's and Why's of Trees 

Where to Get Assistance

Drought and Tree Watering FAQ

Our Historic and Specimen Trees

Proper Pruning

The Right Tree in the Right Place

Deep Watering Trees 

Standard Tree Planting and Staking

Los Angeles County Ready-Set-Go!

Root Pruning Field Guide

Tree Species Information

Tree Crisis in Claremont, CA - City of Trees from Claremont Heritage on Vimeo.