What criteria do you use to decide if a permit for tree removal will be approved?

A tree removal permit may be issued if one of the following criteria is met:

  • The tree poses a substantial hazard to people or property
  • The tree is dead, dying or has short life expectancy
  • The tree is seriously diseased
  • The tree is part of a group that is overcrowded
  • The tree has caused extensive utility damage (sewer, water main, power lines,etc.)
  • The tree has caused extensive concrete or property damage
  • The tree has been damaged to the extent that it cannot be feasibly restored

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1. What is tree topping?
2. What is a street tree?
3. Who is responsible for maintaining street trees and sidewalks?
4. Why do I need a tree permit?
5. How long does it take for a tree permit to get approved or denied?
6. What criteria do you use to decide if a permit for tree removal will be approved?
7. Tips for Hiring Tree Professionals
8. How do I report a tree down on the sidewalk or street?