In most cases a Tree Permit will be required by the City for tree-related activities including, but not limited to, removal, pruning that qualifies as excessive pruning, and creating a wildlife snag. The most common exemption is for the removal of nonsignificant trees that are not protected by any other means. If you would like confirmation as to whether a Tree Permit is required for your circumstances, please email us at CPD@IssaquahWA.gov.
Please note: A “Significant Tree” is defined as a tree at least six inches or greater DBH or an alder or cottonwood tree eight inches or greater DBH. A “Protected tree” means any tree in a greenbelt, environmentally critical area, common area, approved landscape plan, right-of-way, City-owned property, a tree previously planted as a replacement tree, or a tree protected by any other measure. Protected trees are also those which are permanently protected by an easement, such as a native growth protection easement (NGPE), tract, or covenant restriction.