Roseville's Urban Forest

Last Updated: 9/7/2016

We’ve received questions about the removal of three large native oak trees near the corner of Baseline Road and Foothills Boulevard.

In June, one tree was legally removed by the developer of a residential subdivision being built on this corner.  Further inspections by certified arborists and the city’s Urban Forester determined the other two trees were structurally compromised and a potential safety hazard.

The city’s goal is to limit impact to our native tree population while also recognizing the rights to develop private property.  The city’s Tree Preservation Ordinance include provisions for the removal of native oaks located on commercial and undeveloped residential lots.

This process requires approval by the city’s Planning Commission and mitigation through replanting of trees or payment to the city’s Oak Tree Preservation Fund, which is used to plant native oaks in other parts of the city. 

More than 10,000 native trees have been planted in Roseville through this program.

We estimate that Roseville is home to more than 150,000 city trees, living in open space, parks, streetscapes and golf courses worth more than $75 million.

Roseville has been named a Tree City USA for 34 consecutive years by the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Tree City USA designation honors Roseville’s commitment to its urban forest, including its ongoing urban forestry program and efforts to not only continually renew but also improve and enhance this vital asset.

Roseville has also been given the Growth Award by the Arbor Day Foundation for 21 consecutive years. The prestigious Growth Award acknowledges environmental improvements and higher levels of tree care within the Tree City USA communities.

Read more about Roseville’s Urban Forest Master Plan.