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Street Tree Policy and Protection Guidelines Manual
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Honorary Tree Planting Program - a project of the Redlands Community Foundation


As a result of the Quality of Life Department’s dedication to sustaining a healthy and viable urban forest and through funding assistance from patrons of the urban forest, The City of Redlands has been named a Tree City USA city by the National Arbor Day Association.

The Street Tree Division of the Quality of Life Department maintains approximately 38,000 City-owned street and park trees. The Division is overseen by the Quality of Life Department’s Operations Manager. In recent years the Division had three full-time employees dedicated to tree trimming and emergency response for downed trees and tree limbs. The Street Tree Division is supplemented by a contractor who trims, plants and helps with the maintenance of the City’s urban forest.

The Quality of Life Department responds to hundreds of service calls each year related to City trees. Calls for street tree services may include routine tree trimming, root problems such as buckling of sidewalks and curbs, trees blocking street lights or street signs, tree branches hanging too low and obstructing traffic, broken or fallen branches and palm fronds, and removal of dead trees.

During fiscal year 2010 – 2011, all Street Tree Division employee positions were eliminated with the exception of the Operations Manager. The Quality of Life Department continues to provide services related to City trees by cross-training existing Department staff and through the services of a contractor. The Quality of Life Department would also like to recognize and express our appreciation for the participation of various organizations and citizen groups who willing help us accomplish City tree maintenance through the provisions of Chapter 12.52 of the Redlands Municipal Code.

Chapter 12.52 of the Redlands Municipal Code contains provisions, which allow approved contractors, hired by residents, to trim, plant and remove public trees under an encroachment permit issued by the Quality of Life Department. The City waives the permit fees associated with the voluntary trimming, planting or removal of public trees by residents who hire certified contractors, subject to the approval of the Quality of Life Department. 

The MUNICIPAL CODE for the City of Redlands is online and may be viewed in its entirety.

For information regarding the City's street tree program or to report concerns regarding street trees please call Rick Cross, Operations Manager at (909) 798-7655.

For emergency reports after normal working hours call (909) 798-7681.


Approved Tree Lists

The City has adopted a list of trees that are approved for use in public areas such as parkways. The list is available along with individual statistic sheets for each tree on the list. The statistic sheets include general data regarding the tree along with photos showing the tree, bark, leaves, flowers and fruit as applicable. These lists are provided in a PDF format.

Street Tree List

Additional information regarding any tree can be found at the following web sites:

http://selectree.calpoly.edu/
http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/woody/selection.shtml


Public Tree Encroachment Permit

An application is required to be submitted for any tree encroachment permit. This application is available from the Quality of Life Department or may be downloaded. The application form is a fillable PDF file. You may type the required information on the form on your computer, print it, sign it and submit it to the Quality of Life Department for processing.

The Quality of Life Department will review the application and issue the encroachment permit if all conditions are met and approved.

Application for Public Tree Encroachment Permit.doc

 


Street Tree Contractors

Contractors who work on public trees are required to meet certain criteria as outlined in Chapter 12.52 of the Redlands Municipal Code. Contractors must provide this information to the Quality of Life Department prior to the issuance of an public tree encroachment permit. In order to pre-qualify eligible contractors, a form has been developed. Contractors may submit the required information on this form and the submitted information will be reviewed by the Quality of LIfe Department. The form is a fillable PDF file. Contractors meeting all required criteria will be notified of the approval. The forms will be retained on file by the Quality of Life Department.

Form for Approval of Contractor

As Contractors are approved, a list of the approved Contractors will be available to the public.


Honorary Tree Planting Program

A project of the Redlands Community Foundation

The donation of a tree is a wonderful way to honor a dear friend or loved one.  It is a living, growing gift that can be given in memory of a life well lived or as a unique tribute to a cherished friend or family member.  Planting a tree beautifies the community, enhances the environment, and benefits the City of Redlands' parks and City owned street parkways.

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Wednesday, September 17th

  1. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 17th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Yesterday

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 18th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

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  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 18th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Today

  1. Talk Like A Pirate day
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Friday, September 19th
    • End time: 05:00pm
    • Come into the Young Readers' Room any time today, talk like a pirate and earn a paper pirate hat!

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Tomorrow

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

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  2. Coffee with the Council
  3. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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  4. Day For Kids
    • Start time: 10:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 01:00pm
    • The Boys & Girls Club is celebrating its annual Day for Kids event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Redlands Boys & Girls Clubhouse, 1251 Clay St. This year the City of Redlands is partnering with the Club to bring more fun games, activities, entertainment and food to celebrate our community in this block party event. This event is free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to join us for a day of fun.

      For more information, please call the Boys and Girls Club at (888) 882-6535 or the Redlands Community Center at (909) 798-7572.

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  5. Paws To Read
    • Start time: 11:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 20th
    • End time: 11:30am
    • Join between 5 - 10 dogs in the Assembly Room as the kids read to just one, or all of the dogs! These are trained therapy dogs and they love to listen to the children read them a story!

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Tuesday, September 23rd

  1. Planning Commission Meeting
  2. Chinese Story Time
    • Start time: 05:45pm
    • End date: Tuesday, September 23rd
    • End time: 06:15pm
    • Join us in the Story corner of the Young Readers' Room for Chinese/Mandarin songs and stories.

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Wednesday, September 24th

  1. Preschool Story Time
    • Start time: 10:15am
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 10:45am
    • Come join in the fun of stories and songs and meet new friends! Join us in the Assembly Room each Wednesday morning at 10:15 a.m.

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  2. Post 261 Explorer Meeting
    • Start time: 06:30pm
    • End date: Wednesday, September 24th
    • End time: 08:30pm
    • Open Enrollment to join the Redlands Explorer Program is in January of every year, but you can pick-up and drop-off applications through-out the entire year at the Fire Administration office. Ages to join are between 15 years To 21 years old.

      Fire Administrative Office
      35 Cajon Street #12
      Redlands, CA 92373

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Thursday, September 25th

  1. Tiny Tot Story Time
    • Start time: 10:40am
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 10:55am
    • Join us in the Assembly Room each Thursday morning for great songs, and stories!

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Market Night
    • Start time: 06:00pm
    • End date: Thursday, September 25th
    • End time: 09:00pm
    • Established in 1988, Redlands Market Night has established itself as one of the most successful certified farmers markets in Southern California! Vendors vie to participate in the event that has attracted thousands of weekly visitors since its inception. Visitors are welcomed into an inviting atmosphere complete with lighted trees, brick sidewalks, historic buildings, and great musical entertainment. Crowds are pleasantly surrounded by over 150 food and merchandise booths, not to mention the downtown shopkeepers, every Thursday night.

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Friday, September 26th

  1. City Hall Closed
    • Extended service hours are offered in order for the public to conduct City business before and after traditional business hours. City staff is available 9 hours a day to serve you. City Hall offices are closed every other Friday.

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Saturday, September 27th

  1. Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market
    • Start time: 08:00am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 11:00am
    • The City’s successful Saturday Morning Certified Farmers Market brings fresh local produce to historic downtown Redlands every Saturday.

      The Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market began June 6, 2009, bringing local growers to the City parking lot south of Redlands Boulevard between Fifth and Sixth streets near Ed Hales Park. The market operates from 8 to 11 a.m. every Saturday, excluding holiday weekends.

    • View this event in Google Calendar
  2. Household Hazardous Waste Collection site
    • Start time: 09:30am
    • End date: Saturday, September 27th
    • End time: 12:30pm
    • During operating hours, residents can dispose of household materials including, outdated prescription medication (with the exception of controlled substances), outdated pet prescription medication, paint products, chemical cleaners, pesticides, fertilizers, hobby/pool supplies, automotive oil, filters, brake fluid, transmission fluid, anti-freeze, gasoline, and propane tanks.

      The site does not accept business waste, radioactive wastes, medical waste, explosives, reactives, or asbestos.

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Sunday, September 28th

  1. Playwright/performer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a one-man interactive show.
    • Start time: 02:30pm
    • End date: Sunday, September 28th
    • End time: 04:30pm
    • Join us in the A.K. Smiley Library Assembly Room as actor and writer Larry Vanderveen assumes the role of legendary novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald in a powerhouse one-man show exploring the life and times of the man who penned such classic American novels as The Great Gatsby and This Side of Paradise. From his troubled relationship with devoted wife Zelda to his later romance with Hollywood gossip writer Sheilah Graham and his complex friendship with acclaimed author Ernest Hemingway, this rich and textured exploration of Fitzgerald’s eventful life allows literature fans the unique opportunity to look into the mind of the man responsible for some of the greatest literature of the 20th Century.

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