Seattle Parks and Recreation Jesús Aguirre, Superintendent
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Permits - View Tree Pruning


Private citizens may apply for a permit if they wish to hire a qualified, bonded tree service firm to perform view tree pruning which is not normally done as part of the Department tree maintenance program along its designated viewpoints and scenic drives. The request for this permit must be submitted in writing to the Manager of our Citywide Horticulture Unit. Three site inspections by a Department Landscape Supervisor will be performed: the first inspection to review the request and make a determination of allowed pruning, the second (if the request is approved) during the proposed work to ensure compliance with the permit, and a final inspection for satisfaction of all permit specifications.

Pruning Fees

Application fee, non-refundable.
Must be submitted with the written request for a View Tree Pruning Permit.
Permit fee, due upon issuance of the View Tree Pruning Permit
Bond from tree service firm must be submitted prior to work.
The tree service firm is also required to submit proof of insurance in a minimum amount of $1,000,000 bodily injury liability and $5,000 property damage.

Updated January 22, 2016

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