DDOT shall permit, plan, and maintain the District's street tree population. (DDOT Establishment Act, D.C. Code §8-651.01 et seq., §50-921.01 et seq.)
FAQ: What is a special tree?
A special tree is any tree with a circumference of 55 inches or more. (D.C. Code §8-651.02).
Special Trees v. Street Trees Chart
Procedures & Services
No one shall remove a special tree from either public space or private property without receiving a Special Tree Removal Permit from DDOT. All public space permit applications should be submitted and processed through DDOT's Transportation Online Permitting System (TOPS).
How to Obtain and Apply for a Special Tree Removal Permit
Design Standards & Specifications
Transportation Plans & Studies