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Do You Need a Permit to Remove a Colorado Tree?

Colorado is home to many rural areas where you can easily find Christmas pine trees along with other native trees like blue spruces and Douglas firs. When you have a tree in your yard that you want to get rid of or cut down, you need to find out if you need a permit. Though not all jobs require a permit, some do. Roots Up Tree Company can help you find out if you need a permit before cutting down a single tree around your Lafayette home.

When You Need a Permit

You must have a tree removal permit if you want to get rid of trees that are on shared property lines. One example might be a tree in your neighbor’s yard that has branches hanging over your yard. You cannot remove those trees without the permission of the owner. If you have trees in public spaces that are growing into your yard, you will usually need a permit.

Many Colorado cities will not allow you to remove trees that are in the public right of way, even if you have a permit. There are also regulations that require you have a permit to cut down a Christmas tree on Bureau of Land Management property or if you plan to remove multiple trees from a large rural area.

You Usually Do Not Need a Permit

In most cases, you do not need a permit to cut down cottonwood and other native trees growing on your land. Lafayette and other cities hold property owners responsible for the trees growing on their private lands. You do not need a permit when you hire Roots Up Tree Company to cut down a tree that is in your way. This allows you to enjoy the benefits of getting rid of an old tree.

Not only can you stop a dying tree from spreading diseases to other trees, but you also don’t need to worry about the branches crashing through your roof after a storm or the roots breaking through your foundation and walls. Roots Up Tree Company can even help with emergency tree services when time is of the essence, such as in the event that a tree that might hit your car or home when it falls over.

Get Help With Tree Removal in Lafayette

As much as you love the evergreen trees around your Boulder home and the others that provide lots of shade, you probably don’t love the dangers they pose to your home and loved ones. When you need to remove an old tree, you don’t have time to apply for permits and find someone for the job. Get help removing one or more dangerous trees from around your Boulder home with one call to Roots Up Tree Company.

Choosing a certified arborist means you can rest easy knowing that your tree professional knows how to perform any tree service that you need in a way that is environmentally conscious, preserves the natural health and beauty of your tree, and improves the safety of your property.

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