Burlingame Urban Reforestation & Tree Protection Ordinance

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The city of Burlingame is endowed and forested with a variety of healthy and valuable trees which must be protected and preserved. The preservation of these trees is essential to the health, welfare and quality of life of the citizens of the city because these trees preserve the scenic beauty of the city, maintain ecological balance, prevent erosion of top soil, counteract air pollution and oxygenate the air, absorb noise, maintain climatic and microclimatic balance, help block wind, and provide shade and color. For these same reasons, the requirement of at least one tree, exclusive of city-owned trees, on every residential lot in the city should be part of the permit process for any construction or remodeling.

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