Burlingame, California


Burlingame has over 20,000 Trees! We are the third oldest Tree City USA in California, 41 years, out of 150 cities. We have a highly trained staff and work with contractors to maintain our urban forest. Click here for the Parks & Recreation Tree Website

Why are trees important?

  • Air quality
  • Shade-Eco benefits
  • Wood products
  • Food
  • Habitat
  • Fun!
  • Beauty/Aesthetics
  • Erosion control/ground water sequestration
What do trees need to grow?

  • Space/soil
  • Water
  • Sun
  • Nutrients
  • Carbon Dioxide

How do trees grow?

  • Co2- O2
  • Above/below ground
  • Tree Parts
  • Shape/Lean/CODIT

Types of Trees:  Evergreen-Deciduous/ Conifer- Cones, needles

Check below for tree & banner forms. 

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Document Center

The Document Center provides easy access to public documents. Click on one of the categories below to see related documents or use the search function.

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Banners3 documents

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  • banner spreadsheet 2021.xlsx
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  • Holiday Banner hanging.docx
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Tree Forms4 documents

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  • Saw inventory.xlsx
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  • Tree maintenance Worker reminders.docx
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  • Water list 2021.xlsx
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Burlingame Organizational Compass


Community Service

Community service that is responsive to and meets the needs of the public by:
  • Being dedicated to the community we serve
  • Involving and understanding our community
  • Anticipating and adapting to the changing needs of our citizens

Ethical Organization

Ethical organization that interacts with the public and each other in an honest and professional manner by:
  • Treating people with respect and dignity
  • Taking responsibility for our decisions, statements and actions to the organization and community
  • Dealing with differences and conflicts in a professional, respectful and authentic fashion

One Organization

One organization that fosters positive relationships and teamwork by:
  • Being part of the solution
  • Crating and maintaining constructive relationships while respecting individual contributions
  • Focusing on the issues and needs of the organization and community
  • Encouraging behavior that builds confidence and self-esteem
  • Emphasizing self-initiative, sonstant improvement and employee involvement

Positive Leadership

Positive leadership that is nurturing and forward-thinking by:
  • Recognizing the leadership role all employees play in the community
  • Encouraging innovation and creativity
  • Leading by example
  • Being supportive, humanistic and compassionate