Guideline No. 57 – Tree Planting or Removal – Fast Track Available

An Exterior Alteration Application will be required for the following:

  1. Removal of any tree whose trunk is over 20 inches in circumference (approximately 7 inches in diameter) when measured at a point 2 feet above the ground, whether the tree is alive or presumed dead.
  2. Any plantings with four or more plants in a row or used as a hedge or windbreak or for screening purposes whether in a row or not. See GUIDELINE No.17—FENCING and GUIDELINE No.47—SCREENING.
  3. Planting of more than one tree specimen.
  4. Relocation and replanting of trees.
Exterior Alteration Application Requirements

Application must include:

  • Diagrammed plan showing the exact location(s) and number of tree(s) to be  removed or added. 
    Note: Applications without a diagrammed plot plan will not be accepted.
  • Indication of the reason for tree removal or addition.
  • Indication of the height of tree at time of planting.
  • Tree type, name, and height at maturity, for tree addition or replacement.

Your application will most likely be approved if it meets the following criteria:

  1. You submit a completed application.
  2. You stagger plantings of more than 2 trees.
  3. Opaque plantings of trees are not used along property lines as delineation or planted in a row.
  4. Stumps are removed or dissolved if large trees are removed.