Tree Removal Instructions/ Permit Application
Property owners are required to apply for a permit before:
- Removal of or otherwise destroying a tree with a DBH (diameter at breast height) of eight inches or more;
- Removal of or otherwise destroying an ornamental or evergreen tree with a height of ten feet or more;
- Removal of or otherwise destroying a tree with a canopy extending over a public right-of-way; and
- Removal of or otherwise destroying any specimen or significant tree, as defined in Sec. 22-2 of the Princeton Trees and Shrubs Ordinance.
Click here for an application for a Tree Removal permit.
Please contact a licensed tree expert if you need an evaluation of the health of a tree on private property. The New Jersey Board of Tree Experts provides a list of "Tree Care Services" in New Jersey.