Why does the City want to Preserve Trees?

Trees are essential to the community for their aesthetic and economic value, as well as for their ecological benefits. Trees reduce the impact of stormwater runoff, improve air quality, moderate the effects of wind and temperature, and enhance the visual appearance of the community. Although trees can be removed and replaced with new plantings, it takes many years or decades for young trees to reach maturity and match the benefits of existing trees. If you are considering cutting or removing trees on your property you should review this material before beginning.

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1. How do I calculate the canopy coverage for my lot, tract, or parcel?
2. Why does the City want to Preserve Trees?
3. Do I need a permit to remove, snag, or prune a tree?
4. What defines a “Tree”?
5. Can the City Arborist come to my property?
6. How do I apply for a Tree Permit?
7. How many trees can I remove under one Tree Permit?
8. Is there a Tree Permit fee?
9. What do I do if this is an emergency?
10. What if I have concerns about trees located on City property?
11. What if I have concerns about a tree located on a neighbor’s property?
12. What if I need to remove trees in association with a home addition or other development project?
13. What should I do if I think trees are being removed illegally?
14. What are the penalties for illegally removing trees?
15. This has been very informative, but I have additional questions. Who can I speak with?