Permits are required for all tree removals, which are obtained from the Public Works department of your city. See below for municipal phone numbers. It is unlikely for the inspector to grant a permit for the removal of a tree that is in good condition and in a suitable location. More commonly we remove trees that have become dangerous due to decay, or that are storm damaged, or where the suitability of the tree location has been affected by changed circumstances.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has begun to kill the ash trees in this area, and ash removals are becoming the most common type of tree removal. These trees are inherently difficult to work with due to their size, weight and volume of the wood. For more information on the EAB problem click here.