Tree removal permit applications are only accepted online here.  The Public Works Department will respond to your request within 5 working days.

protected Trees

Trees offer significant social, economic, and environmental benefits to the quality of life in our community by enhancing the aesthetic beauty of our neighborhoods, moderating climate, reducing energy costs and increasing property values. Certain types of trees in the City of Concord have a protected status, depending on their size, species or historical significance. Residents are not allowed to cut down, top off, uproot, or willfully damage or destroy a protected tree without first submitting an application and obtaining approval (PDF) from the City.

Heritage Trees

The City has a number of designated Heritage Trees of exceptional historic, visual or ecological significance, protected by City ordinance. The tree must be an outstanding specimen of its species. The Planning Commission receives nominations for Heritage Tree status through the Planning Division. The commission must pass a resolution to designate a Heritage Tree, and a plaque is installed nearby.

Tree City USAConcord Receives National Award

2020 marks the 39th year that Concord has been named a Tree City USA community by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The national award honors Concord’s commitment to its community forest. Concord has been the recipient of a Tree City Growth Award for twenty-one years for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program.