Prohibited Trees

The following five tree species are prohibited in the City of El Cerrito.

  • Coast Redwood
  • Monterey Cypress
  • Monterey Pine
  • Blue Gum Eucalyptus
  • Red Gum Eucalyptus

Municipal Code:

The El Cerrito Municipal Code Section 10.90.190 (Title 10, Chapter 10.90) entitled "Planting of Certain Trees Prohibited" states the following: Due to their rapid growth, height at maturity, dense foliage, shallow root structure, flammability, breakability or invasiveness, no person shall plant or allow a new tree that results from the sprouting or other self-propagation, on private property within the city.