Berkeley Lake Tree Ordinance – Within City Limits
Permit Required: YES
The city regulates tree removal on single-family residential lots by requiring a property owner to obtain a permit prior to removing non-exempted trees. A permit is required so that the city can ensure that the property complies with the minimum tree density standard of 40 tree density units (TDU) per acre. Any healthy trees removed from a developed residential lot must be replaced with their equivalent tree density unit value. Specimen trees must be replaced with twice their TDU value.
The permit application must be accompanied by a tree replacement plan. There are three methods by which trees may be replaced: planting on the same property from which trees were removed; planting on a city-approved alternate site; and payment to the city tree fund of $400 per TDU for trees that cannot be replaced by planting. For more information, please visit the City of Berkeley Lake Tree Ordinance Removal site.
Deputy City Clerk
770-368-9484 ex. 104