Bellevue Washington tree removal
Locally owned, Eastside Tree Works provides residential and commercial tree service to Bellevue Washington. Our staff of certified arborists and tree experts can handle all tree-related issues, no matter how complex.
Bellevue Tree Services
- All tree removals
- Crane tree removal
- Fine pruning
- Windsail reductions
- Crown thinning
- Deadwood removal
- Thinning for light
- Brush cutting
- Stump grinding
- Tree preservation
- Certified arborists
- Hazard tree evaluations
- 24-hour emergency response
Tree removal in Bellevue
As long as there are no restrictions on your property you can remove a tree, even several trees without a permit. If the tree removal results in over 1,000 sq. feet of disturbance of the ground, you are required to obtain a clearing and grading permit.
Note: the R-1 zone in Bridle Trails Subarea require clearing and grading permit for removal of any significant tree but you can remove up to 2 significant trees within a 3-year period without meeting perimeter and interior tree retention requirements. If 8 or less trees remain, you must replace them with equal number of trees.
Restrictions preventing tree removal
- Your subdivision or PUD (Planned Unit Development) may prohibit removal
- Your property contains a critical area, such as a steep slope, stream corridor or wetland, or if one is located adjacent to or near your property.
- Your property is subject to private contracts, covenants or homeowner associations that may have other rules.
Questions about removal?
If in the R-1 zone of Bridle Trails Subarea, significant trees are defined as healthy trees which are 8 inches or greater in diameter when measured 4 feet above the ground.
Contact the Land Use Information desk in Bellevue at 425-452-4188 to answer your questions and ensure compliance with current codes.