No permit is required to remove trees on private property in most cases
Exceptions requiring a permit to remove a tree:
The permit process is expedited for removal of a dead or hazardous tree in an RPA.
For by-right development projects over 2,500 square feet, a tree preservation and planting plan is required, per the Chesapeake Bay Ordinance. Please refer to the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance for more information.
Trees on public land are usually managed by a federal or state agency or the Arlington Department of Parks and Recreation tree maintenance crew.