Tree Removal & Maintenance

Purpose
The Buildings and Grounds Department handles all questions, requests, and maintenance for trees town properties and rights-of-way. Please contact buildings and grounds to determine whether a tree is on a right-of-way.

If the tree is in the right-of-way and is a hazard to public safety (such as a sight hindrance at an intersection), buildings and grounds will take full responsibility for removing or trimming the tree.

Tree Removal Permit Application
Before removing any tree on the right-of-way, you must apply for a tree removal permit from buildings and grounds. Buildings and grounds, in conjunction with the Appearance Commission, normally reviews 12-20 applications per year.