CAN GARDENERS, LANDSCAPERS, ARBORISTS AND/OR TREE TRIMMERS STILL WORK?
Landscaping services for cosmetic purposes or general upkeep have to stop. Arborist, landscaping, gardening, and similar service professionals can continue only if they are necessary to maintain the habitability, sanitation, operation of businesses or residences, or the safety of residents, employees, or the public (such as fire safety or tree trimming to prevent a dangerous condition). Only properties within a defined fire hazard zone need to comply with wildfire defensible space or abatement standards.
*Please note that we are providing our interpretation of the County’s Order. The Governor’s Order may be more restrictive on this subject. While we leave interpretation of the Governor’s Order to the Governor, you should be cautious before engaging in this activity and ensure that you are complying with the Governor’s Order for those areas where it is more restrictive than the County’s Order.
For a list of Frequently Asked Questions on the San Mateo County Order, click this link: https://www.smcgov.org/shelter-place-faqs