Trees contribute to the economic environment of the city by stabilizing property.
Removal of overhanging or obstructing vegetation - Removal, destroying debris. Any city or town may by general ordinance require the owner of any property therein to remove or destroy all trees, plants, shrubs or vegetation, or parts thereof, which overhang any sidewalk or street or which are growing thereon in such manner as to obstruct or impair the free and full use of the sidewalk or street by the public; and may further so require the owner of any property therein to remove.
Tree and stump removal must be completed within 30 days of permit issuance. Failure to obtain a permit or meet the conditions of the permit may result in fines of up toper violation and/or imprisonment in the County Jail for up to 30 days. (TMC ). Hazard Tree Removal.
TREES – VIEW AND SUNLIGHT OBSTRUCTION. Sections: Purpose and findings. Definitions.
Tree Removal and Replacement.
If the tree canopy is raised, removal of the lower branches shall not exceed 25 percent of the total tree canopy. C. In pruning to reduce the height of a tree, all cuts shall be made to strong laterals or to the parent limb.
The tree assessment may include impartial information relating to the health, condition, and characteristics of the tree and options for remedying the obstruction, such as maintenance or vista pruning and, if necessary, removal and replacement of the tree(s) with another species.
Clyde Hill, WA – Chapter of Clyde Hill Municipal Code – View and sunlight obstruction updated 6/9/15 Covington, WA – Tree Ordinance Chapter Tree Preservation and Protection – 4/ Crown raising for clearance of the street and sidewalk removes the lower branches of a tree in order to provide clearance for vehicles, pedestrians, and buildings. The City of Tacoma requires maintaining clearance standards 8 feet above the full width of sidewalk.
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Planning and Development Services. Market Street, 3rd Floor. Tacoma, WA Ph: Tacoma Municipal Code (TMC) requires permits for pruning or tree removal in the right-of-way, and TMC requires permits for pruning or removal of trees from the right-of-way or public property for view purposes. In most situations, removal of a tree in the right-of-way will require replacement of the tree. Tree Work permits are available at shrubfalling.club