Tree Removal and Chipping

Tree Removal Permit Program

Tree removal permits required:

  • Trees larger than 4 inches in diameter measured at 3 feet off the ground, dead or alive.
  • Dead or broken trees.

No permit needed: Green limbs up to 15 feet off the ground and dead limbs up to 35 feet off the ground If you wish to exceed these limits you must obtain a tree removal permit.

Schedule an appointment at (530) 587-9432 for a staff member to view a tree and mark it for removal. At the time of the inspection, a removal permit will be issued and must be signed by the property owner prior to approval.

For a list of vendors who perform tree and brush removal services, see our Business Directory.

Chipping Program

The chipping program is closed for the 2017-18 winter season. Applications for the chipping program can be made from May through early October (dates subject to change) at One Stop.

Materials to be chipped must be:

  • Stacked with the cut or large ends facing the street.
  • In front of your home and stacked on the edge of the road, not on access easements.
  • Stack loosely, no higher than 4 feet.
  • Away from snow poles, fire hydrants,
    trees, landscaping or structures.

Eligible material:

  • Brush and tree limbs up to 8 inches in diameter, either green or recently dead
  • Minimum of 12 inches in length
  • Maximum 8 feet in length

Non-eligible material:

  • Old, dead, hard branches with no bark attached
  • Bark, pine needles and pine cones
  • Roots or root wads (tree stumps)
  • Scrap lumber
  • Lot clearing for construction
  • Garbage (trash)
  • Metal or wire


Wood Chips

Wood chips are no longer available for pickup from parking lot #1 (the upper tier of the Downhill Ski Area Parking Lot).


(530) 587-9432
11509 Northwoods Blvd.
Truckee, CA 96161