Street Tree Information
City Tree Guidelines
For helpful information regarding neighborhood trees please see our Tree Brochure (PDF).
The City of Ceres has developed guidelines to assist Landscape Architects, planners and designers to specify the types of trees to be planted in order to create a more beautiful and unified City. Homeowners can also benefit, as they will be able to use these guidelines as a reference to make informed choices when planting trees.
Street trees will grow for many years, and they must be properly placed and intelligently managed to maximize effects and minimize problems. There are many growth characteristics and tree forms in street trees, and attention needs to be made to the trees you choose for your project. The City of Ceres Master Tree List (PDF) is provided for your viewing.
New tree planting standards were established in September 2012 to minimize problems due to trees. See the following specification sheets for proper tree planting. Whether the City or a homeowner plants a new tree, these standards must be closely followed:
Ceres Grid Prune Policy
How do I know my tree is a City tree?
Call the Public Works Department at 209-538-5732 for an inspection of your tree to verify if it is a City tree.
What type of tree species does the City plant?
The City currently plants four approved tree species. You can view these tree species on the City’s Master Tree List (PDF).
Who's responsible for tree stakes, watering of tree, and fertilizing of tree?
When your City tree diameter is the same size as the stake diameter the homeowner should remove both stakes and discard. The homeowner is also responsible to keep the City tree watered and fertilized during its growing season.