Dispute Policy Regarding Public Requests For Removal Of Right Of Way Trees

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Contact Info
City of Atlanta
Office of Parks
233 Peachtree Street, NE,
Harris Towers, Suite 1600
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.546.6788

Customer Service Call Center: 404.546.6813
(Weekdays 8:15 AM - 5:00 PM)
Call here to report park maintenance needs, to report trees down in the street, or to request inspection of a City-owned tree.

To report trees down in the street after regular business hours and on holidays, call 911.

For trees on private property, contact the Office of Buildings 404-330-6874

Anyone in disagreement with an arborist's ruling that a tree is not eligible for removal may request a second inspection by a Parks Department Arborist. If it is the arborist's ruling that the tree is still not eligible for removal after this second visit, the tree will not be inspected again for a period of at least three months (except under extenuating circumstances, such as storm related damage or any other significant unforeseen changes in the tree’s health or safety). At any time during this three month period, the citizen seeking removal of the tree may apply for a Tree Removal Permit. The City may not approve the request if the applicant fails to comply with the Tree Conservation Ordinance or adopted City policy or if the Tree Conservation Commission sustains an appeal. If approved, the citizen applying for the permit will be held responsible for all costs related to removal of the tree (including stump removal). The citizen applying for the permit must comply with the written policy for replacement of public trees including without limitation inch per inch replacement of all trees removed and a tree replacement plan, which must be presented to show the location, species, and size of all replacement trees.






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