Cutting Down a Tree

Yes, an application must be submitted to remove any tree. Once the Urban Forester inspects the site, a permit will be required under the following circumstances:

  • Tree removals associated with pre-development or construction activity:
  • Tree removals other than listed above:
    • Any tree anywhere in the city with a circumference of 36 inches (12-inch diameter) or more.
    • Any tree located in a front yard (setback), a side street yard (setback) of corner sites, and a right-of-way area with a circumference of 19 inches (6-inch diameter) or more.