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.
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