Street Trees, trees resting on 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 and Recreation Commission at one of their monthly meetings.

City staff may also request a removal of a street tree by applying to the Parks and Recreation 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 staff.