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You can request a new tree via or our tree service request system, and if the stump is less than approximately 30 inches in diameter, our planting contractors will remove the stump during a new tree planting process. You can request a Tree Work Permit from Parks and hire a contractor to remove the stump at your own expense.
Report a Dead Tree. The Department of Parks and Recreation will investigate and remove the tree, if necessary. Property owners are responsible for knowing whether a tree is on their property or on City property.
Homeowners should look at their title survey to check property lines before removing a tree or conducting any tree work on or around trees in their front yard. DPR officials also remove trees or branches that are blocking sidewalks or streets, as well as branches that are cracked or hanging and about to fall. Trees that are located along streets in front of houses will be investigated and removed if necessary.
DPR is not responsible for: Any non-City tree. NYC Parks is making important service changes. Find out more about our additional safety precautions, program cancellations, and potential closures before you head to a park or recreation center. Dead Tree Removal - Fallen Tree. Please describe, as best you can, where the tree has fallen: It has fallen in a park. It has fallen in a playground. Wood Debris Removal.
NYC will clean up all or part of a curbside tree that is damaged as a result of weather related activity or other causes. Please visit the Wood Debris Removal page to learn more about how to handle wood debris in your area. The Department of Parks and Recreations (DPR) conducts routine pruning every year on a portion of City trees in each community Board.
DPR does not accept requests for routine maintenance of street trees. Learn more about the Department of Parks and Recreation's tree pruning cycle. You can request that DPR prune a street tree if the branches are: Dead or damaged.
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