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City Tree Protection Professional

In the community's interest of providing professional assistance in Tumwater’s tree protection efforts and achieving consistency in tree protection decisions, the City contracts with a professional to provide these services.

Contracted Forester Kevin McFarland of Sound Urban Forestry serves as the City of Tumwater's tree protection professional.  He is responsible for providing information and services required to assure compliance with the City's tree protection regulations. These services are requested on an as needed basis by Community Development staff.

Billing for Services

If the City requires a review of tree related matters related with a development application, applicants will be responsible for payment of the cost of services. The current billing rate for tree protection consultation service is $80.00 per hour.