The Town of Los Gatos is forested by many native and non-native trees, and contains individual trees of great beauty. In order to preserve the scenic beauty of the Town, prevent erosion of topsoil, provide protection against flood hazards and risk of landslides, counteract pollutants in the air, maintain climatic balance and decrease wind velocities, the Town regulates the maintenance and removal of both private and public trees.
For information on Street Trees click here.
For information on Private Trees click here.
In 2021, the Town was named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation for the 41st consecutive year, honoring its commitment to its community forest. In order to become a Tree City USA, a community must have a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance, a comprehensive community forestry program, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation. Each year, the Town coordinates a community celebration and plants trees in honor of Arbor Day. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation, in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Trees Are Good: Get important information on tree selection, planting, pruning, hazards and more.