Trees shall be planted in the same planting strip in front of the site as first priority, or second priority in the planter strip on the side street on a corner lot, or on the site itself. Emergency pruning, root cutting, or tree removal. The City of Tacoma, in general, does not maintain trees in the rights-of-way that are not abutting City-owned private property (this includes pruning and removal); exceptions may occasionally be made due to easement stipulations, construction, abatement and other similar reasons. Only non-native and hazardous trees (TIP 331B) can be removed within some of these ECAs and only with a replanting plan reviewed and approved by SDCI (SMC 25.09.320 and TIP 331A). Who is responsible for street trees? This Interim Rule defined tree replacement requirements when trees are removed on private property and as part of a development project. Asking city officials to remove a dangerous tree requires immediate action to avoid injury to passers-by and eliminate the threat of possible electrocution if the tree, or part of the tree, falls on overhead power lines, which could endanger both property and the general public. 11. after the tree has been removed one replacement tree shall be planted. On January 1, 2015 a new Title 11 Trees went into effect. This section establishes tree permit and mitigation requirements when the City Traffic Engineer determines that a tree must be removed or pruned to maintain safety for the traveling public. Maintenance is important for the health of trees. City or Private If the tree is located between your property and City property, call 905-546-2489. On Nov. 12, the Portland City Council adopted an ordinance that updates the city’s tree policies to promote greater preservation of trees when development occurs in certain types of commercial, employment and industrial areas, and to further incentivize preservation of larger trees in other development situations. BDS revised the Interim Rule based on comments received, and drafted a Proposed Administrative Rule (the Proposed Rule). his note will provide a summary of T Tree replacement shall continue to be at 1:1 ratio. •  Considering alternatives to conventional pavement and sidewalk materials for new sidewalks. Property owners and landlords have dozens of responsibilities, and keeping guests and tenants safe is a top priority. Applicants may choose to pay a fee in lieu of planting replacement trees in accordance with Table 60-1 and the adopted Tree Code fee schedule. On April 20, 2015 the Bureau of Development Services and Portland Parks and Recreation adopted an interim administrative rule (the Interim Rule) for tree planting associated with Title 11 Trees to create clarity and predictability. This includes all of the City’s street and park trees, as well as the trees outside government buildings. b. Site or property address. Before you begin. It is extremely helpful to report these three essential pieces of information: 1. On City owned or managed sites and when improvements are proposed to the right-of-way, applicants are required to consult with the City Forester at the preliminary project design phase if trees are proposed for removal. Our staff are highly trained, and have had decades of experience in tree … (d) Trees located on City-owned property. 4. ENVIRONMENTALLY CRITICAL AREAS (ECAs): Removing, clearing or any action detrimental to habitat, vegetation or trees is prohibited within ECAs and regulated by the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI)- see TIP 331. Tree topping is prohibited in ECAs. However, no more than 4 replacement trees shall be required for any single tree removed. Forgot your username or password? Substitute permeable and/or flexible materials for typical asphalt or concrete overlay. This policy applies only to applicants who are owners or residents of single-family dwellings in use as a dwelling unit, only. As provided in Title 3.30.45, the Directors of BDS and PP&R hereby adopts the Administrative Rule. Do you see a tree that needs trimming or looks unsafe and is not on private property? Please do this even if the trees have already been removed. property owners should care for and maintain trees located on private property. The City Forester shall take into account the overall value of the tree removed when determining the number of trees to be planted. A by-law for the protection of all City-owned trees and municipal natural areas, as well as trees on private property in the urban area of the City of Ottawa. The City of Seattle counts on the public to report illegal tree removal. In this way, replanting requirements in non-development situations are consistent with development standards thus creating a more equitable requirement. You must apply for and obtain approval from SDCI prior to tree removal. Language was added to the Proposed Rule under Tree Maintenance Specifications and Responsibilities that addresses permit procedures, time frames and mitigation requirements for trees that must be removed to ensure public safety and for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. •  The following table provides the maximum tree replacement requirement based on the size of the tree removed. 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