Trees are an important resource vital to a community’s good quality of life. Here are just a few of the benefits they offer:
- Trees can raise property values.
- They provide privacy as well as natural habitats for song birds.
- Trees can provide wind and sun protection, lowering heating and cooling bills.
- Trees reduce stress and actually aid recovery after surgery.
Trees are an important part of the City of San Mateo’s rich history and traditions. Two City tree representatives educate and assist property owners and businesses on how to properly care and protect their trees so that we can all contribute to the greening of San Mateo.
The City of San Mateo has special requirements for tree pruning, planting and removal, be sure to understand them before planning any construction or yard maintenance. The Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to provide a comprehensive library of things you need to know and helpful hints: