Urban Forest

Did you know Hayward has been a Certified Tree City for 30 years? Learn about the many benefits of urban trees and what the City is doing to keep them healthy. 

30 Years

Trees have many benefits in an urban environment, including providing shade that reduces our energy needs, reducing air and noise pollution, and stabilizing soil to decrease runoff and erosion. Trees also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by absorbing the emissions from the air.

Annual Arbor Day Celebration

The City of Hayward, as a cooperative effort with the Hayward Unified School District and the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District, celebrates Arbor Day each year. Arbor Day has been held in Hayward since 1985. Since 1989, the celebrations have been held at a Hayward school and a Hayward park. Each year one school is chosen to host the celebration, including information booths, tree plantings at the school, and presentation of a Tree City Award.

Huntwood Tree Planting

Tree Related Services:

City of Hayward Tree Preservation Ordinance

The City of Hayward's Maintenance Department works hard to maintain over 30,000 public trees. We have certified arborists on staff and keep track of all of our tree maintenance in a computerized database. Have tree questions? See our Basic Tree FAQ.

Learn about protected trees in Hayward and read about our Urban Forest in this February 2012 report.

Maintenance Crew

For more information, please call Landscape Maintenance Division at 510.583.8906.