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Dunwoody Tree Ordinance

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Permit Required: Yes


The tree removal permit is established for tree removal occurring outside of a land development permit or substantial building permit. A tree removal permit is required for the removal of: Any hardwood with a diameter at breast height (DBH) of ten inches or greater, softwoods with a DBH of 20 inches or greater, and understory with a DBH of six inches or greater on non-residential, mixed-use, and multi-family zoned lots; and any tree located within the city’s 75-foot stream buffer. For more information, please visit their website.

Specimen Trees:

Some trees on a site warrant special consideration and encouragement for preservation. These trees are referred to as specimen or special trees

  • Hardwoods 24 inch DBH
  • Softwood 30 inch DBH
  • Understory Tree 6 inch DBH
  • Minimum life expectancy 15-25 years

Fee : $25 for 1-5 Trees, and $25 for every additional 1 to 5 trees.

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