Tree Removal Regulations

Photo of a walking path with trees

There are concerns over the loss of trees in Lynnwood. Trees are very important for our natural environment, and our community.

The city has rules to protect trees and a tree voucher program to help residents replant trees. We require tree removal permits on all properties.Check out our guidelines and if you would like to remove a tree, fill out the online application.

Class I Tree Removal

If you are removing a tree(s) on a single-family residential property that is less than 16,000 square feet you will need to fill out a Class I tree removal permit application. 

Class I Tree Removal Permit Application  

Class II Tree Removal

If you are removing a tree(s) on a residential lot that is larger than 16,000 square feet you will need to fill out a Class II tree removal permit application. If you are removing a tree(s) from a commercial, mixed-use, multi-family, industrial, or other type of lot you will need to fill out a Class II tree removal permit application.   

Steps for a Class II Tree Removal Permit Application 

1. Complete the fee calculation spreadsheet using the tree removal fee calculation guide. Save this as you will need to upload it with you application. 

Class II Tree Removal Fee Calculation Spreadsheet(XLS, 47KB)

Class II Tree Removal Fee Calculation Guide(PDF, 69KB)

2. Fill out the online application. Make sure to include the fee calculation spreadsheet and a site map that highlights the trees being removed. 

Class II Tree Removal Permit Application         

3. Allow time for city staff to review the application. More information or supplemental documents may be required. 

 

Related Links 

Lynnwood Municipal Code 17.15- Tree Regulations

Tree Preservation Guidelines(PDF, 65KB)

Public Works Permit Application (Paper Copy)(DOC, 294KB)


Questions about tree removals or the status of your permit? Contact Cameron Coronado at ccoronado@LynnwoodWA.gov or 425-670-5245