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City Arborist

Walt Fuji

The City Arborist

The City of Belmont contracts with an arborist to assist in the management of trees and the implementation of the Tree Ordinance in Belmont.  The Arborist assists residents with tree issues, conducts inspections, issues permits, and engages in enforcement actions. The Arborist is a certified professional assisting the City with evaluation of trees, especially ones that are in poor condition. The Arborist also provides community service by providing residents and staff with a greater understanding of the status of Belmont’s urban forest including species composition, health, and trends. 

The City’s arborist is Walter Fujii, who has over 25 years of experience with the care and management of trees.  If you need a permit for a tree removal please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 650 595-7441 to set up an appointment.