A Public Works permit is not needed for removal of the tree itself. However, a Public Works permit is needed for additional construction in the right-of-way such as replacement of damaged sidewalk, etc. A Traffic Street Use (TSU) is required if you need temporary closure of the right of way in order to accomplish the removal of the tree (sidewalk closure, parking lane closure, vehicular travel lane closure, or need of a dumpster). Always check with the Planning Division to determine if the tree can be removed. In some cases, you may need an assessment and/or the tree may be a required landscaping in order to meet code and may need replacement planting. If required by code, a Public Works permit is typically issued for code compliance and inspection. When removing a tree, always take precaution when there are powerlines or other utilities in the area. Call 8-1-1 before you dig.