What is the definition of a heritage tree in Menlo Park?
1) Any tree having a trunk with a circumference of 47.1 inches (diameter of 15 inches) or more, measured at 54 inches above natural grade.
2) Any oak tree native to California, with a circumference of 31.4 inches (diameter of 10 inches) or more, measured at 54 inches above natural grade.
3) Any tree or group of trees specifically designated by the City Council for protection because of its historical significance, special character or community benefit. (There are none at this time.)

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1. Why do I need a permit to remove or prune my own tree?
2. What is the definition of a heritage tree in Menlo Park?
3. How do I measure a tree that has multiple trunks?
4. How much of a heritage tree can I prune without a permit?
5. Where could I get an application to remove or heavily prune a heritage tree?
6. What do I need to submit to the City for a permit application to remove or heavily prune a Heritage tree?
7. Is there a fee for the permit?
8. What does this fee cover?
9. Do I need a permit to remove a dead heritage tree?
10. Why do I have to have a private certified arborist complete the arborist form?
11. What is required for Heritage Trees related to Development Applications?
12. Could the City Arborist come out and take a look at my tree before I apply for a permit?
13. Can the City recommend a certified arborist?
14. How long does it take to get a permit approved?
15. On what basis does the City Arborist approve a permit?
16. What happens after I submit my application?
17. How do I find out when my permit has been approved?
18. Can I appeal the decision?
19. Do I have to plant a replacement tree?
20. What if I don’t have any space on my property to replant a tree that has been approved for removal?
21. My neighbor has a tree that is causing damage to my property can the City do anything about it?