Trees add to the scenic beauty and character of our community. They also prevent erosion, decrease wind, counteract pollutants, and help maintain a climatic balance. Private property owners, for a variety of reasons, may decide to remove trees, including Heritage trees, design review approved trees, or privately maintained trees in the public right-of-way adjacent to their property.
The Tree Removal Permit Process establishes a procedure and helps us monitor requests for removal of trees that fall into the aforementioned categories:
Category I: Heritage trees
Category II: Design Review approved trees
Category III: Trees privately maintained in the public right of way.
For additional information click on the links below.
If you would like to be notified when a private tree in Laguna Beach is subject to a request for removal, please fill out the form below: