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Natural Resources

Posted on: March 15, 2017

Did You Know that Certain Types of Tree Removal Projects Require a Permit from the City?

A Natural Resources Management Permit (NRMP) is required if you will be removing 10% or more of the significant trees on your property.  What is a significant tree?  A significant tree is a healthy, nonhazardous tree that is six inches or more in diameter measured 4’ above the ground for coniferous trees (pines, spruces, cedars, etc.) or eight inches or more in diameter measured 4’ above the ground for deciduous trees (trees that drop their leaves in the fall).

Replacement trees are required to be planted on your property following removal.  The number and size of trees replaced is outlined in Chapter 152.46 of City Code and is determined by the nature of your project, number of trees removed, and size of trees removed.

A permit is not required for removal of hazardous trees, diseased trees, nonsignificant trees or
noxious weeds.

Contact the Natural Resources Coordinator at 952-953-2461 or natresource@ci.apple-valley.mn.us with questions.  

Learn More About the NRMP Here…