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Mission

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


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