What is a street tree?

Street trees are any trees growing within the public right-of-way. The boundaries of the public right-of-way vary amongst neighborhoods but generally are ten feet back from a curb or sidewalk. 

Understanding the difference between a street tree and a private tree is important because the 50-50 Street Tree and Sidewalk Programs cover only work associated with street trees.

Typical Residential Street Tree

Typical Residential Street Tree

Typical Business Street Trees

Typical Street Tree in Front of a Business

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1. What is tree topping?
2. What is a street tree?
3. Who is responsible for maintaining street trees and sidewalks?
4. Why do I need a tree permit?
5. How long does it take for a tree permit to get approved or denied?
6. What criteria do you use to decide if a permit for tree removal will be approved?
7. Tips for Hiring Tree Professionals
8. How do I report a tree down on the sidewalk or street?