Tree Removal and Replacement

Although tree removal is a last resort, there are circumstances when it is necessary. An arborist can help decide whether or not a tree should be removed. Professionally trained arborist have the skills and equipment to safely and efficiently remove trees.

 A permit is required for the removal of trees within the public rights-of-way. When trees are removed from public land, including the rights-of-way, a replacement tree is planted. The new tree does not necessarily have to be in the same location as the tree removed. Click here for Coeur d'Alene's list of approved trees.

Public tree removal without a permit is a violation of the city ordinance and can result in a misdemeanor penalty in addition to a fine in the amount of the appraised tree value.

Tree Spacing Requirements:

Small trees - 25 feet
Medium trees - 35 feet
Large trees - 45 feet

Exceptions can be considered Urban Forestry approval depending upon species/cultivar varieties (vary in mature size).

Distance from Curbs and Sidewalks:
Small trees - 1.5 feet (3-4 foot planting strip)

Medium trees - 2.5 feet (5+ foot planting strip)
Large trees - - 4 feet (8+ foot planting strip)