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Heritage Tree Removal

The City’s Tree Preservation Ordinance defines the policies and procedures for maintaining trees within the City limits. Trees that meet certain height and circumference measurements are considered Heritage trees and are protected by the Ordinance. Heritage trees can be of any species and can be publicly or privately owned. 

Removal of Heritage trees requires a no-cost permit from the City’s Landscape Architect. An application for removal must be submitted before the Landscape Architect can visit the site to inspect the tree. If the application is approved, a letter will be issued allowing the removal to proceed. If the application is not approved, a letter indicating that decision will be issued. There is a formal process for those wishing to appeal the decision. For more information about the Heritage Tree Ordinance, click on the links below.

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Application for Heritage Tree Removal

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Heritage Tree Removal

The City recognizes certain trees as “Heritage Trees” and protects them from removal, destruction or disfigurement on both public and private property.