Wilmington Tree Forms
According to our local tree ordinance, City Code of Wilmington Chapter 46 VEGETATION, the city maintains control and custody of street trees, but the responsibility of care belongs to the property owner.
For the City of Wilmington Only: If you wish to fill out this form electronically, click here. PDF versions of both forms are available below in English and en español as well.
Wilmington Tree Work Permit Form (PDF)
Before a new tree can be planted on any city street, a permit must be issued by DCH. Permits are also required for removal or pruning of any existing trees located in the public right-of-way (generally between the sidewalk and the curb).
- City residents who wish to plant, prune or remove trees should complete a Wilmington Street Tree Permit Form
- En español (transferencia directa PDF): Los residentes de la ciudad que desean plantar, podar o quitar árboles deben llenar el formulario el permiso de trabajo del árbol
Wilmington Tree Program Request Form (PDF)
The DCH Tree Program also reviews requests for publicly-funded street tree planting or maintenance. This is most effectively accomplished by involving your civic association and local legislators to develop a neighborhood street tree project (see DEHORT.org > Become a Tree Steward). Depending on the funding source, tree projects generally take anywhere from 12-24 months to plan, develop, fund, and implement, but the process of making your neighborhood a safer, more beautiful, and cooler place to live is extremely rewarding.
- City residents who wish to apply for such a project should complete a Wilmington Tree Program Request Form
- En español (transferencia directa PDF): Los residentes de la ciudad que desean solicitar tal proyecto deben llenar el formulario la petición de programa del árbol de Wilmington
Please Note: for the City of Wilmington Only!
Please only submit this Tree Permit / Request form below if you are a resident or property owner in Wilmington!