The processing begins the same day of application submission.
DDOT Special Tree Removal Permit. Private property trees between 44” and ” in circumference are considered Special Trees. Trees that are greater than ” in circumference are considered Heritage Trees. The removal of Special Trees requires a Special Tree Removal Permit. Heritage trees in healthy condition cannot be removed. A Heritage tree removal permit may be issued if a person wishes to move their Heritage tree from where it is currently located to another place on the property.
No law is perfect and it is important that, when we amend the law, we amend it so it is strengthened, so that loopholes and so that we are increasing protection for our Special and Heritage trees.
To apply for this permit, a person must identify the new location within the District and prove that there will not be significant harm to the stumpdelimbing.barted Reading Time: 9 mins. Jun 12, § 8–a. Protection of Heritage Trees. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person or nongovernmental entity, without a Heritage Tree removal permit issued by the Mayor, to top, cut down, remove, girdle, break, or destroy any Heritage Tree.
(b) (1) The Mayor shall issue a Heritage Tree removal permit under this section where the applicant has. In order to protect the District’s canopy and its largest trees, individuals must receive a permit to remove any tree in the public parking dimension and/or on private property between 44 inches and inches circumference (measured around the trunk at feet from the ground).
Trees inches circumference or larger are considered HeritageFile Size: KB. Applicant must pay the appropriate fee to the Tree Fund to compensate non-hazardous tree removal. Tree fund amount is calculated as follows: There is no fee for the actual Special/Heritage Tree Permit just for the tree itself. The fee must be paid to the cashier’s office at 4th St.
SW, Washington, DC.