- Trees with roots that can obstruct or injure sewers or underground utilities, such as willow, cottonwood, or poplar, are not permitted without the approval of the Director of Public Works.
- No trees or shrubs that hinder the public right-of-way can be planted either. Certain trees are never allowed to be planted in the public right-of-ways, see below.
Tree species not allowed in public rights-of-way
- Fruit trees (except for ornamental types)
- Nut trees
- Mountain Ash
- Oregon or big leaf maple
- American elm, or
- Any other tree whose roots may cause injury to sidewalks or pavements.
Call the Community Development Department at (360) 754-4180 or firstname.lastname@example.org.