Any work that occurs in the right-of-way that impacts a city-owned street tree, including tree removal, tree planting and tree trimming, requires the submission and approval of a Forestry Permit. The permit is free, however, a canopy loss fee and/or tree appraisal may be charged for the removal of any city-owned street tree.
Can a Resident hire a tree care company to do tree planting or tree work on a city street tree?
YES! Residents interested in hiring a tree care company, at their own expense, to do tree planting or tree work on a city street tree (ex: tree pruning, stump removal, insect/disease/fertilization treatment) can do so through the Resident Sponsored Tree Care and Tree Planting programs. For more information about the programs and a copy of the Forestry Permit that must be submitted, please click on the links below (requires Adobe Acrobat to open).
Canopy loss fee
Any projects that propose the removal of a city-owned street or park tree will be required to pay a canopy loss fee. The canopy loss fee is a conservative estimate of the value the city-owned tree has to the community. For more information on the canopy loss fee click here.