May is generally a dry month with warmer temperatures, but the demand for tree.
Street Tree Removal Criteria. No person shall remove any public tree without first obtaining a permit from the City Forester. Generally, only dead, diseased, dying or hazardous trees may be removed.
Tree contains structural problems split trunk, split crotches, poor branch attachments that could result in failure and fall in the right-of-way.
Public trees should only be removed when one or more of the following criteria are met: Tree is dead or partially dead with significant deadwood, which could fall in the right-of-way. The Tree Replacement Plan shall be reviewed and approved by the Columbus Recreation & Parks Department/City Forester prior to final construction plan approval. Below are the minimum requirements to satisfy the tree removal and mitigation plan.
Please contact Don Evans at if you have any further questions: [email protected] Trees, tree roots and limbs included within the to the City Forester or his/her designee.
All tree pruning and removal must be done in accordance to ANSI A and ANSI dumped or parked within the critical root zone of trees or under the drip line of the trees. F. You likely won’t need a permit for tree services unless your project is especially large or the tree is located on a public right-of-way; in that case, you’ll need to apply for removal.
Keep in mind that the city of Columbus considers it unlawful for dead or diseased trees to remain on your property if the trees pose a risk to public health, peace or safety. Do you have a non-life threatening emergency due to trees which have fallen on city property?
If this occurs after Forestry’s business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m p.m., excluding holidays, call the Columbus Division of Police at