Tree Permits

Tree Removal & Trimming



The Town of Davidson regulates the preservation, planting, and maintenance of trees through the Davidson Planning Ordinance. Section 9, Tree Preservation, Landscaping, & Screening, contains the standards which individual buildings or development projects must meet when they are constructed in Davidson. Updated in 2019, the standards cover:  Who is responsible for administering the ordinance, documentation requirements for landscape plans, what must be preserved, how new trees must be planted, and many other criteria such as construction practices, pruning techniques, and parking lot landscaping. If your landscaping plans include tree removal, make sure you comply with the ordinance and avoid a fine. See the resources below further information:


Permit applications are available online.
Questions? Contact Arborist Pete Grisewood at pgrisewood@townofdavidson.org.

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