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Save Fullerton's Heritage Trees

Mission

The mission of Friends for a Livable Fullerton’s Heritage Trees Committee is to advocate for the enjoyment and preservation of Fullerton’s unique and special public and private trees.
 

Project # 1 - Save Fullerton's 10 Most Threatened Trees

Fullerton loves trees, but many are in danger!

The Heritage Trees Committee (HTC) is focusing on Fullerton's 10 most threatened trees to protect them from harm. 

You can also submit trees to be considered for this list.

(If you want to recognize trees that aren’t in immediate danger, just submit them to our Heritage Trees Inventory in the form below these photos.)

Fullerton’s 10 Most Threatened Trees -- Help us remove trees from this list! :
 

Coast Live Oak

Fullerton High School

Cork Oak

Fullerton High School

Coast Live Oak

Hillcrest Park

California Black Walnut

Hillcrest Park

Italian Cypress

Fullerton City Hall, corner of
Commonwealth and Highland

3 Jacarandas

Hunt Branch Library

Sycamores and Oaks

Hiltscher Trail and
Coyote Hills Tree Park

Coast Live Oak

400 block E. Chapman Ave across from Fullerton College

Original Orange Tree Rootstock

  Richman Park

Pecan

Richman Park

Project 2: Nominations to our Heritage Trees Inventory 

(Similar to the City of Fullerton's tree landmarks list)

Do you have a favorite Fullerton tree?  Do you want to make sure that this special tree is respected, protected, and preserved as part of what makes Fullerton a livable city? Friends for a Livable Fullerton is currently taking nominations for Fullerton’s special trees as a first step in preserving and protecting these treasures. 

Nominations can be for a single tree or a grouping and can be on public or private land.

Here are some ideas on what might make a tree special:

  • Height
  • Trunk size
  • Age
  • Rarity
  • Function
  • Associated with a famous person
  • Associated with an historic event or location unique in some other way!

We are counting on you to let us know about every special tree in all of the hidden corners in our city!

Tree Nomination Form

Fullerton Tree Information Resources

 
City of Fullerton Documents            
City of Fullerton Master Street Tree Plan
City of Fullerton Approved Tree Species
City of Fullerton Landmarks
City of Fullerton Information on Donating a Memorial Tree: Individuals may donate a memorial tree for placement in a Fullerton City park
City of Fullerton General Plan - Resource Management (coming soon)
City of Fullerton’s Tree City USA Designation    

Other Local Entities
Fullerton College / North Orange County Community College District   
Fullerton Arboretum   
Cal State Fullerton   
County of Orange

State Law
CIV 3346   State Civil Code 3346

Trees and Nesting Bird Protection

City Resources
City of Fullerton Parks and Rec                                  (714) 738-6575   
City of Fullerton Public Works                                    (714) 738-6845   
City of Fullerton Tree Trimming / Maintenance     (714) 738-6897

Accounts of Historic Trees in Fullerton
The Trees of Fullerton - 1973, Courtesy Fullerton Public Library's Local History Room
Some Interesting Trees in Fullerton - 1971 Booklet, p. 2, p. 3, p. 4, p. 5, Courtesy Fullerton Public Library's Local History Room

Community Groups     
Heritage Trees Committee                     714-729-3019     savefullerton.com//trees
Friends of Fullerton’s Urban Forest                                    https://www.facebook.com/groups/281619405846913
Fullerton Heritage                                     714-740-3051    https://www.fullertonheritage.org
The Harvest Club of Orange County Food Access Coalition (657) 234-0066 (May be closed temporarily due to Covid)

How You Can Help
Sign Up for Our Updates
Sign up to Help Us Save Our 10 Most Threatened Trees (above)
Nominate your Favorite Trees for our Heritage Tree List (above)
Volunteer to Help Create New Tree Protection Resources
Spread the Word to Never Top a Tree!  (below)

Why topping is not an acceptable pruning technique / What are recommended alternatives?
Why Topping Hurts Trees https://pruningguide.com/tree-topping/
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Tree Care Topics: Tree Owner Information

These tree services companies are reputable and won't top trees:
(Friends for a Livable Fullerton / Heritage Trees Committee are not responsible for work performed by any business)
Jeff Buchanan Tree Service     http://www.treeservicespecialists.com/   714-738-4652
Vargas Tree Service                  http://www.vargastreeservice.com/           714-630-5337
Peterson’s Tree Works             http://www.petersonstreeworks.com/    714-771-4243 
Specialized Tree Works           www.specializedtreeworks.com                  714-649-4469     Shaun or Steve Peterson  
Sims Tree Health Specialists  www.simsths.com                                           951-685-6662     Tree health, safety, and disease prevention
Arborgate Consulting Inc.       www.arborgate-consulting.com                  714-731-6240      Greg Applegate, Consulting Arborist and Appraiser
Derek Simpson, Attorney                                                                                    951-787-9788,     213-293-9401
litigation regarding neighbor-neighbor tree conflicts, tree-pruning standards, trees wrongfully cut down