A tree removal permit is required for the removal of any native trees, with the following exceptions:
- Removal of deciduous native trees under 2 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH).
- Removal of nondeciduous (evergreen) trees under 4 inches in diameter at breast height (DBH).
- Removal of native trees on a single-family property in a single-family zone with no open construction or grading permits or construction or grading projects planned within the next year.
Tree removal permits cost $259 per permit, and require mitigation of the tree removal.
- One tree removal permit can be used for the removal of multiple trees.
- Mitigation can take the form of replanting trees elsewhere on the property or paying mitigation fees towards a City fund for planting native trees on public land.
- For more information on native tree mitigation, see the Native Tree Regulations handout.
To apply for a tree removal permit, you will need to complete a planning application.