For Contractors

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Can my client have a different tree from what is specified on the permit issued?

Property owners can indicate their preference on permit applications. The Approved Street Tree List represents trees approved for planting in the right-of-way. Although customer preference will be considered, Urban Forestry staff will ultimately determine species of tree by available planting space and location.

What is the 50/50 Street Tree Program?

The Fremont City Council authorized $100,000 for the 50-50 Street Tree Program in order to partner with Fremont property owners to help pay for some of the costs of street tree removal and replacement. The program addresses the need to remove and replace dead, dying or hazardous street trees. 
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How  does my client apply for the 50/50 Street Tree Program?

Clients can fill out the online form
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Are there any documents my client will need from me?

Clients will need an invoice from you, and bank proof of payment. Residents should pay by check or credit card. Cash payments are difficult to track. Samples of these documents are shown on our 50-50 Application Form.
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How do you determine if a permit will be issued?

A tree removal permit may be issued if one of the following criteria is met: 

  • The tree poses a substantial hazard to people or property
  • The tree is dead, dying or has short life expectancy
  • The tree is seriously diseased
  • The tree is part of a group that is overcrowded
  • The tree has caused extensive utility damage (sewer, water main, power lines,etc.)
  • The tree has caused extensive concrete or property damage
  • The tree has been damaged to the extent that it cannot be feasibly restored