What are the penalties for illegally removing trees?

Violations of the Tree Preservation Ordinance are subject to the applicable Code Enforcement and penalty provisions set out in Chapter 18.108 of the IMC, which can include civil penalties. 

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1. How do I calculate the canopy coverage for my lot, tract, or parcel?
2. Why does the City want to Preserve Trees?
3. Do I need a permit to remove, snag, or prune a tree?
4. What defines a “Tree”?
5. Can the City Arborist come to my property?
6. How do I apply for a Tree Permit?
7. How many trees can I remove under one Tree Permit?
8. Is there a Tree Permit fee?
9. What do I do if this is an emergency?
10. What if I have concerns about trees located on City property?
11. What if I have concerns about a tree located on a neighbor’s property?
12. What if I need to remove trees in association with a home addition or other development project?
13. What should I do if I think trees are being removed illegally?
14. What are the penalties for illegally removing trees?
15. This has been very informative, but I have additional questions. Who can I speak with?