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To properly prune a protected tree, provided it is performed under the supervision of a certified arborist, removes less than one-fourth (25%) of the functioning leaf, stem, or root area, and minimizes the negative effects on the tree.
A Tree Permit application must be submitted to the Planning & Building Department for review; this may be done by completing the online Tree Permit application packet and. Lafayette, CA Tel.takedownstump.bar TREE PERMIT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Please complete the attached the Tree Permit Submittal Requirements Checklist, Tree Permit Application, the Tree Mitigation Worksheet, and the Agreement for City Services.
In the City of Lafayette, topping or removing the upper most portion of a tree is not allowed. In general, only 25% of the crown of any tree should be removed during any pruning session. Limbs over a sidewalk should be a minimum of 10 feet above and limbs over a city street should be a minimum of 15 feet. The removal of trees on private property is the responsibility of the property owner.
The City does have a protocol for dead, dying, or hazardous trees that are in the public right-of-way. Please submit a request under"Tree Questions" on our Citizen Request Tracker to get answers specific to your situation. Lafayette. Lafayette's tree ordinance and tree removal permit information can be found.
here. Click for the tree. removal permit application.
Walnut Creek. Protected Trees: All trees with a trunk circumference of 28″ or more (9″ DBH) measured at 54″, or an aggregate circumference of pruning yaupon trees multi stemmed tree of over 40″. Click for more.