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North Bend Tree Services

Eastside Tree Works provides affordable residential and commercial tree services to North Bend, including the surrounding communities of Carnation, Fall City and Snoqualmie.

May I remove trees from my North Bend property?

Yes, you may remove trees from your North Bend or Snoqualmie property though some restrictions apply if you want to remove significant trees. Exemptions are made for the removal of dead or diseased trees, nonsignificant trees and removal of hazard trees and ground cover in emergency situations.

What is a significant tree?

A significant tree is any evergreen tree of at least 15” DSH and any deciduous tree (other than red alder, holly, poplar and cottonwood) at least 12” DSH. DSH stands for Diameter at Standard Height and is the diameter of the trunk measure 4.5 feet above grade.

Do I need a permit to remove a significant tree?

Yes, a permit is required for the removal of any significant tree but there is no cost for the permit when removing 7 or less significant trees. You may be asked to submit a report by a Qualified Professional (ISA Certified Arborist) that describes the general health of the tree.

The number of trees that can be removed is decided by the applicable tree retention requirements, which states that 30% of all significant trees be retained in the developable site area for a single-family, duplex, short plats or subdivision development.

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Additional requirements

Significant trees are required to be preserved within setback areas, which may vary depending on the zone in which your property is located.

Further requirements may apply if the tree is in a Native Growth Protection Easement (NGPE), Critical Area (like a stream, slope or wetland) or subdivision where other restrictions apply to the property.

Replacement and replanting

You must submit a replanting plan, and have it approved before you remove any significant tree(s). Replacement trees need to be native, drought-tolerant species.

You may replant as many trees as you want if they meet either a 2:1 ratio with trees not less than 4 ft. in height or a 3:1 ratio with native and/or drought-tolerant potted trees in one-gallon pots.

We had 20 trees removed and the canopy raised on another 13. A five-man crew arrived on time and worked hard the entire day.

We were impressed with their knowledge, skill, and the care they took not to damage the gardens below.

- Pat W., Carnation

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