For Contractors

Approved Contractor Certification Training

Contractors wishing to join the Approved Contractor List will need to submit documentation and complete a training program. Please see the documentation requirements and fill out an interest form and we will be in touch with details.

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Shows how to properly plant a tree in Fremont.

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Can my client choose what kind of tree to plant?

You can indicate property owners' preferences on permit applications.

The Approved Street Tree List represents trees approved for planting in the right-of-way.

Although customer preference will be considered, Urban Forestry staff will ultimately determine species of tree by available planting space and location.


What is the 50/50 Street Tree Program?

The City's 50-50 Street Tree Program helps Fremont property owners pay for some of the costs of street tree pruning, removal and replacement.
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How does my client apply for the 50/50 Street Tree Program?

Clients can fill out the 50-50 Application Form.

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What documents will my client need to be eligible for the 50-50 Tree Program?

  • Invoice
  • Residents should pay by check or credit card. They need bank proof of payment.
  • Samples of invoices and bank proof of payment are shown on our 50-50 Application Form
  • Before and after photos of tree work, 
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How do you determine if a permit will be issued?

A tree removal permit may be issued if one of the following criteria is met: 

  • The tree poses a substantial hazard to people or property
  • The tree is dead, dying or has short life expectancy
  • The tree is seriously diseased
  • The tree is part of a group that is overcrowded
  • The tree has caused extensive utility damage (sewer, water main, power lines,etc.)
  • The tree has caused extensive concrete or property damage
  • The tree has been damaged to the extent that it cannot be feasibly restored