The City does not normally remove street trees. Prior to removing a street tree, please download and fill out a no-charge Street Tree Removal Permit. The completed permit should be mailed to the City of Tualatin at 18880 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062 or can be hand-carried into the Operations Department at 10699 SW Herman Rd. This permit allows for tracking and documentation of street tree inventory in our city.
In March 2009, the City Council approved an ordinance relating to tree removal in an effort to enhance and preserve the tree canopy.
Upon completion and approval of a Street Tree Removal Permit, the applicant is required to replace each removed tree on a one-for-one basis by fulfilling the following requirements:
Remove both the tree and the stump prior to planting a replacement tree, or request the City to remove the tree and stump and pay the applicable fee(s) established in TDC 74.706 and;
Replace the removed tree by planting a species of street tree permitted by schedule of the TDC Chapter 74 within the time period specified in writing by the Operations Director; or, the applicant may request within sixty (60) days of the permit approval date that the City replace the street tree and pay the applicable fee(s) established in TDC 74.706. If the applicant opts for the City to plant the replacement tree, the Operations Department may plant the tree on its usual tree planting schedule. Planting done by the applicant or the designated contract shall comply with all applicable TDC sections and any additional requirements imposed by the Operations Director.
For further information, there are limited exemptions to waive these requirements - see TDC, Section 74.705 - Street Tree Removal Permit.