Tree Requirements for Building Permits

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Tree preservation and tree density requirements (per Chapter 11.50, Trees in Development Situations) apply to development projects including:

  • New construction

  • Additions

  • Exterior renovations

Overview of Urban Forestry Development Review

Urban Forestry is responsible for reviewing Street, City, and Heritage trees. Urban Forestry reviews are conducted any time a project is valued at $25K or greater and any time a Street, City , or Heritage tree may be impacted or removed by the development. The above link provides a simplified overview of the entire process. 

Tree Plan Requirements

Tree plans must be included in a development permit application. Learn what you need to know to meet plan requirements. 

When tree preservation applies, exemptions and preservation requirements.

When density requirements apply, exemptions and requirement details.

Protecting Trees During Construction & Tree Preservation Inspections

Outlines why protective measures are in place and the pathways to meeting the City needs for protecting trees during construction. 

Read the Tree Code, Title 11