Tree Reports & Permits

Tree Reports

Throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties, some form of a Tree Inventory Report is required prior to obtaining Building Permits.

If you are a developer or homeowner with trees on your lot or proximate trees on the adjoining properties, most cities will require a Tree Inventory Report before issuing permission to move a project ahead. Even a simple expansion of a driveway’s entrance off the street may be complicated by the presence nearby city parkway tree.

As an experienced and credentialed ISA Board Certified Master Arborist, I provide balanced and honest Tree Inventory Reports acceptable to the relative municipalities that will assist in moving your project through the permitting process.

In addition to reports successfully submitted to the City of Los Angeles, l’ve worked with the Cities of Beverly Hills, Glendale, Pasadena, South Pasadena, San Marino, Malibu, Ojai, Simi Valley, Anaheim, and many others. Because each municipality operates its own department with its own rules, regulations and requirements, our experience helps your project move ahead.

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Tree Permits

Did you know that you may need a permit if you want to prune a city tree or a protected tree?

In recent years, irregular and infrequent pruning by municipalities has led some businesses and homeowners to undertake the care of the City Trees located in front of their properties. This can be especially true if you inquire when the next pruning of your street tree will be and get a “we’ll prune that tree in front of your house sometime in the next 18 years” message. Please be aware that although your intentions may be good, you will still need permission from the city in the form of a permit to be issued to the property owner which carries both rights and responsibilities. These permits may specify that a firm that includes an ISA Certified Arborist who will perform the work to ISA BMP (Best Management Practices) standards. Failure to secure a permit could result in fines and more. Let us help you acquire the necessary permits. We have experience with acquiring such permits within the framework that your city requires.

Get in touch with us today at The Urban Lumberjack
(323) 664-9473

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