When is an Arborist Report required?

An Arborist Report will be required when construction activities are proposed within 10 times the trunk size of any Protected Tree, including trees on neighboring properties or the right of way. The arborist report shall contain specific recommendations for protection during all phases of the project, in other words, a Tree Protection Plan (TPP). If the Project is proposing the removal of any Protected Trees instead, the Arborist Report must include all information that demonstrates that such tree (s) cannot be accommodated and saved during the project and the removal is the only option. The Arborist report shall explicitly recommend the removal of Protected trees referencing at least one of the findings/criteria outlined in the SMMC 13.40.100.

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1. What is an Existing Tree/Major Vegetation?
2. Is the Tree Protection Plan the only requirement for development regarding Protected Trees?
3. Why trees should be protected?
4. Can the City Arborist provide recommendations for development projects?
5. What is an ISA Certified Arborist?
6. What is a Project Arborist?
7. Is a Tree Protection Plan always required when building near a Protected Tree?
8. What happens if a Protected Tree is damaged?
9. How do I calculate the Tree Protection Zone?
10. When is an Arborist Report required?
11. Is the Arborist Report and TPP the same thing?
12. What is the format of an Arborist Report?
13. Is a permit required to remove Protected Trees?
14. Where can I apply for a tree removal permit?
15. Where can I get answers to additional questions?