Trees are an important resource in our community. The city practices urban forestry principles for planting, trimming, and removing trees. The Urban Forestry Ordinance is described in the Poway Municipal Code, Chapter 12.32. The chapter includes information about tree removal permits required from the Public Works Department before removing a tree on public property, and from Development Services before removing certain species of trees on private property. Tips about tree care are available from the International Society of Arboriculture.
Tree City USA
Tree City USA is an award given by the National Arbor Day Foundation to recognize cities that practice excellence in urban forestry. The City of Poway has been awarded the Tree City USA designation every year since 1999.