Guide to Street Tree Permits
WHY TREES ARE IMPORTANT
Why do we want trees along our roadways
and on our properties?
Trees provide a number of important benefits
to our community. Having trees along our
roadways shades the road surface, and
reduces urban heat. This shade also helps to
reduce the frequency of resurfacing our roads.
Trees on our properties provide benefits in
reducing energy costs for heating and cooling.
Do I need a permit to remove a tree within
the planting strip along the roadway?
YES. A permit is required to remove and
replace street trees along the roadway.
Do I need a permit to remove a tree from
A permit is not required to remove a tree if
property is not within a critical area and can
not be divided.
How do I know if my property is within a
Contact: Camas Planning Division on
360.817.1568 to determine if property is
within a critical area.
MEASURING A TREE
How do I measure a tree?
Measure the diameter of
each tree at 4.5 feet above
the ground. This is called
the diameter at breast
height (DBH) and it is
measured in inches.
If I am going to remove a street tree,
what do I do?
You will need to obtain a tree removal permit.
The permit is available at Camas Planning
Division. Phone 360.817.1568 or email;
To apply for the permit you will need to do
1. Show the outline of your property, and
the approximate location of your house,
driveway, street and any other improvements.
2. Indicate the approximate size and species of
tree(s) to be removed and provide a reason
There is no permit fee.
Do I have to replace any certain type of tree?
Contact Camas Planning Division on 360.817.1568 for a
suggested and prohibited list of trees.
For residential property owners located within a Homeowners’
Association, contact the Association President for CCRs Plat
information to determine tree removal limitations.
Is there a minimum size tree that I have to plant back?
YES. Trees to be planted must meet the following size