Do hazard trees count toward my one and five year tree allowances?
Removal of hazard trees does not count toward a single family one and five year exempted tree allotment as long as the removed/altered trees are confirmed to be hazardous by either a City arborist or by another International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist. Except in emergency situations, confirmation of a hazard tree’s status must be completed by an ISA-certified arborist before a tree is removed and be confirmed by the City as part of the tree removal permit process (remember – there is no permit fee for the removal of a confirmed hazard tree)

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
2. Is there a tree removal fee?
3. Can any tree be removed from my property?
4. How do I know if a tree is located within a critical area, buffer or NGPE or if the tree is otherwise protected?
5. Are all trees regulated and exactly what defines a “tree?”
6. What about hazard trees?
7. Can hazard trees be removed from critical areas?
8. What about emergency situations?
9. Do hazard trees count toward my one and five year tree allowances?
10. How is tree removal on non-single family properties handled?
11. What if I need to remove trees to make way for a home expansion or other development project?
12. What if I want a tree removed from a City ROW or public property?
13. What if I want a tree removed from my neighbor’s property?
14. Are there other regulations pertaining to trees aside from tree removal restrictions?
15. What should I do if I think trees are being removed illegally?
16. What are the penalties for illegally removing trees?
17. What if a tree in or near a power line needs to be trimmed?
18. Do I need a permit to prune a tree?