Do I need a permit to plant a tree on my property?

If you plan to plant within the right-of-way you will need a permit. If you're planting upon any other area of your property, you do not need a permit. No matter where you intend to plant, be sure to call ahead for utility locates before you begin digging. You can call 811 or 800-424-5555. Locates are typically performed within 48 hours, excluding weekends and holidays.

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree on my property?
2. Do I need a permit to plant a tree on my property?
3. My neighbor’s tree is growing over my property line, can I cut it?
4. Who is responsible for the maintenance of my street tree?
5. I am concerned about a tree located within a critical area or buffer zone. What should I do?
6. Does the City have an urban forest ordinance or an ordinance protecting trees?
7. Is the practice of “windowing” or “skirting up ” trees allowable in the City of Washougal?
8. How do I find a certified arborist or tree care professional?
9. What is tree topping?
10. Where can I go for more information?
11. Are there recommended trees for street planting?