Tree Care Resources

We are committed to providing the best possible care of trees through our years of education and training on how trees grow and react to pruning. Here are a few resources that we think you may find helpful in better understanding proper tree care.

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Benefits of Trees
Pruning Young Trees
Pruning Mature Trees
Why Topping Hurts Trees
Mature Tree Care

Tree Removal Permit Info

Bellevue:

Information for tree removal permits can be found at the following website:

http://www.ci.bellevue.wa.us/pdf/Development%20Services/L-8_TreeRemove_SingFam.pdf 

Bothell:

At this time, there are no permits required in Bothell for tree removal. If removing more than a few trees, a land clearing permit may be required. In addition, trees on a sensitive slope may require prior approval before they can be cut down. Questions regarding tree removal can be directed to Amanda Davis at (425) 486-8152 ext. 4487. Land clearing information can be found at the following link.

http://www.codepublishing.com/wa/bothell/ 
Chapter 12.12 Land Clearing
Chapter 12.18 Tree Retention and Landscaping

Clyde Hill:

At this time, there is no permit required for tree removal on one’s private property. Sensitive slope and critical areas will need prior permission before pruning or removing any trees in those areas. Questions and additional information can be found utizing the following phone number and email address:

425-453-7800
cityhall@clydehill.org

Edmonds:

In general, a permit is not required to remove a tree on private property in Edmonds. See additional information at the following web page:

http://www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/Public_Handouts/Planning/P46-Clearing_Tree_Cutting.pdf

Kenmore:

Information for tree removal in Kenmore, as well as contact numbers, can be found in a PDF file contained in the following link:

www.cityofkenmore.com/File.ashx?cid=1152

Kirkland:

General information on tree removal permits, permit applications, and contact numbers for more information can be found at the following website.

http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/depart/Planning/Code_Updates/Trees_and_Landscaping.htm

With the exception of hazardous trees, all tree removals need permits in the city of Kirkland. More specific information of which permit you will need can be found at the following URL address.

http://www.ci.kirkland.wa.us/Assets/Planning/Planning+PDFs/Tree+Removal+Guide.pdf

Lake Forest Park:
Information regarding permit requirements for Lake Forest Park, as well as contact numbers for more information can be found at the following URL addresses:

http://www.cityoflfp.com/city/infoguides/info_treeearthwork.pdf

and

http://www.ci.bainbridge-isl.wa.us/documents/pln/docsforms/luc041508_treebinder_lkforestpk.pdf

A permit application form can be found at the following URL address.

http://www.cityoflfp.com/forms/documents/iblevel2tr.pdf

Lynwood:

Except for hazardous trees, permits are required for all tree removals in Lynnwood. More information can be found at the following URL address:

http://www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/Content/Services.aspx?id=299

The city of Lynnwood tree ordinance can be found at the following URL address:

http://www.ci.lynnwood.wa.us/Docs/TreeRegulationsCH17-15.pdf

Mercer Island:

Information on whether or not a permit is required for tree removals in Mercer Island can be found at the following Url: http://www.mercergov.org/Page.asp?NavID=2636

Redmond:

Tree removal permit information can be found at the following Url:
http://www.redmond.gov/insidecityhall/permitting/pdf/Planning/TreeRemoval.pdf

Sammamish:

A tree removal permit, as well as detailed information regarding tree removal in Sammamish can be found at the following Url:
http://www.ci.sammamish.wa.us/files/document/6745.pdf

Seattle:

Tree removal or pruning of street trees requires a permit which can be found at the following Url:
http://www.cityofseattle.net/transportation/docs/TREEPRUNINGAPP-42806.pdf
For information on Tree Protection Regulations in Seattle, go to the following Url: http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/CAMs/CamDetail.aspx?cn=242
For information on Environmentally Critical Areas�Tree and Vegetation Overview, type or click the following Url: 
http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/CAMs/CamDetail.aspx?cn=331

Environmentally Critical Areas: Vegetation Restoration 
http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/CAMs/CamDetail.aspx?cn=331A
For information on removing hazard trees in environmentally critical areas, type or click the following Url: http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/CAMs/CamDetail.aspx?cn=331B
DR 16-2008, Designation of Exceptional Trees 
http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/dirrulesviewer/Rule.aspx?id=16-2008
Tree and Vegetation Standard Mitigation Plan (form #18)
http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Publications/Forms/Land_Use/default.asp

Shoreline:

Tree removal rules/regulations can be found by clicking the following link, then scrolling down on that page you see “Tree Removal.”

http://www.shorelinewa.gov/index.aspx?page=271

Woodinville:

Information for tree removal permits can be found at the following Url:

http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/news/NewsReleasesDetail.asp?RecordKey=1422

Additional information on the permit process can be found at the following Url:

http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/Work/PermitForms.asp

A tree removal permit application can be found and printed from the following Url:

http://www.ci.woodinville.wa.us/Documents/Work/permits/Tree%20Removal%20Application.pdf

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