When can a tree be removed?

Normally, a tree is removed only if it is dead, dying, structurally unsound, or creating a problem that cannot be resolved without causing great harm to the tree. Tree removal requests are processed on a case-by-case basis which includes a site inspection. The decision is made by the City Arborist.

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1. Do I need a permit to prune or remove a tree on my property?
2. How do I report a fallen tree or branch?
3. Does the City of Milpitas have a regular maintenance schedule?
4. Who is responsible for watering new street trees?
5. I have an issue with roots from a street tree. Who is responsible?
6. When can a tree be removed?
7. If my street tree is removed, can I have the wood?