The citizens of Visalia are fortunate to live among the largest remaining stand of native Valley Oaks in the Central Valley. These magnificent trees need to be protected during development, so they will survive for the next generation.
The City's Valley Oak Ordinance establishes policies for the care, trimming and removal of Valley Oaks. Residents and developers are required to ensure the protection of these magnificent trees and must obtain permission to remove or prune Valley Oaks.
Yearly, the Parks & Urban Forestry Division works with local media outlets to discuss the importance of proper care of Valley Oaks. As Visalia and the State of California continues to suffer the effects of the drought, it's important to stay informed of Valley Oaks and how they can be cared for. Learn more from the following documents:
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