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Street Trees, trees resting on the public right-of-way, may not be removed without a valid street tree removal permit. If a homeowner wishes to have a street tree removed, they may apply to the City by:

1. Filling out the Tree Removal Application. For full tree removal policy, please see Tree Removal Policy & Application.

2. Bring the application with the fee to City Hall, Finance Department.

3. The request will be heard as an agenda item of the Parks Recreation and Open Space Commission at one of their monthly meetings.

Applications for tree removal will only be considered if they meet one or more of the tree removal criteria as listed in the Tree Removal Policy.

City staff may also request a removal of a street tree by applying to the Parks Recreation and Open Space Commission. This request is also heard as an agenda item of the same commission.

Trees may pose a high risk or may be likely to fail imminently. Trees may also be dead. These cases are assessed by city staff and acted on immediately when public safety is a concern. The public may bring such emergencies to the attention of city staff, but emergency removals are acted on only by city staff.

Any tree that is removed, for whatever reason, will need to be replaced in the original tree's location, or another suitable nearby location as approved by the Urban Forester, as per the Tree Removal Policy.