Tree Removal Information
The City of Peachtree Corners has staff that enforce the Buffer, Landscape and Tree Ordinance and can provide residents with guidance on tree removal requirements within the City of Peachtree Corners. The Peachtree Corners Arborists do not provide tree removal; residents should contact private companies for that service. Visit the Trees Are Good website to find an arborist to assess the health of the trees on your property.
Documents & Forms
Forms may be submitted online by clicking "Submit and Sign" once you have completed the form, or downloaded as a PDF by clicking the "Download Original" button.
- Tree Identification (PDF) - tree species list guide illustrating approved replacement trees.
- Commercial Tree Removal (PDF) - general guidance on removing trees from a commercial property.
- Example Tree Removal Plan (PDF) - an example tree removal plan needed for a Tree Removal Permit. The Plan encompasses the requirements in the Commercial Tree Removal Guidance Document.
- Tree Removal Information (Homeowners) (PDF) - general guidance on removing trees from a residential property.
- Managing Storm Damaged Trees (PDF) - information from the UGA Extension on handling storm damaged trees and obtaining tree removal services.
- Tree Removal Application (1 to 3 trees) - a request to remove any tree from a property or for any specimen tree or any tree in a buffer, the river corridor or a required zoning buffer from residential property (for 1 to 3 trees).
- Tree Removal Application (4 or more trees) - a request to remove any tree from a property or for any specimen tree or any tree in a buffer, the river corridor or a required zoning buffer from residential property (for 4 or more trees).
- Do I have to obtain a permit to cut down a tree on my property?
Homeowners are required to obtain a tree removal permit to remove a tree that is located in a required Zoning Buffer, Conservation Area, Open Space, Chattahoochee River Corridor or designated Tree Save Area; or if the tree is a specimen tree (see below). If the tree is located outside of the previously mentioned areas, the homeowner can remove a tree from their property without a permit; however, property owners are required to keep at least two live trees and any specimen trees.
- How do I apply for a tree removal permit?
Submit or download the tree removal permit application using the links that follow. Your request should include documentation showing the location, species, and approximate size of all existing trees noting the trees to be removed. You can submit the application online or email it.
- Is there any cost for obtaining a tree removal permit?
There is no fee for a tree removal permit. The only associated cost is when you have tree recompense mitigation requirements for removal of a landmark/specimen tree.
- How do I find out if I have a Buffer, Conservation or Open Space, or Tree Save Area on my property?
Contact Public Works at 678-691-1200.
- How do I find out if I live in the Chattahoochee River Corridor?
For more information regarding the River Corridor please email Katherine Francesconi by email or call 470-395-7033.
- What is a specimen tree?
- Any hardwood tree 28 inches or larger in diameter is considered a specimen tree (a hardwood tree loses its leaves in the winter, and a tree that is green all year, such as a pine tree, is considered a softwood tree.)
- Any softwood tree 30 inches or larger in diameter is considered a specimen tree.
- A native flowering tree 12 inches or larger in diameter is considered a specimen tree (such as a dogwood).
- The diameter of a tree is measured at 4.5 feet above the ground.
- Can I remove a specimen tree that is located on my residential property?
Property Owners should contact the Public Works Department at 678-691-1200 prior to removal. If the tree is healthy, we recommend you consult with an arborist or urban forester for information about proper pruning and care. Certified arborists can be found at the International Society of Arboriculture website.
- What if the tree is dead, fallen or dying and it is located in a Buffer, Open Space, Conservation Space, Chattahoochee River Corridor, or Tree Save Area?
Contact Public Works at 678-691-1200.
- What do I do if a street tree has fallen which originated in the street right-of-way?
Contact the City of Peachtree Corners Public Works Department for all fallen trees on city streets, or for assistance with County or State Roads call 678-691-1200. For the Gwinnett Department of Transportation, call 770-822-7400, and for the Georgia Department of Transportation, call 404-656-5267.