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

An Exterior Alteration Application will be required for the following:

  • 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.
  • Planting of more than one tree specimen.
  • Relocation (replanting) of trees.

Application Requirements

Application must include:

  • Property plot/site plan showing  the exact location(s) and number of tree(s) to be removed or added.

Note: Applications without a diagramed plot/plat plan will not be accepted.

  • Indication of reason for  tree removal or addition.
  • Indicate height of tree at time of planting.
  • Indicated tree type, name, and  height at maturity, for tree additon 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.