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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu


Tree Planting Permit

Business, Right of Way
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A Tree Planting permit is required to plant trees and shrubs in the public right of way (usually the area between the sidewalk and the street or neutral grounds). You must submit plans for the trees and/or shrubs intended to be planted and the permit is free of charge.  Applicant must agree to water the tree for one year.  There is a minimum caliper (diameter of tree) size of 2 inches and a crotch height requirement of 5 feet.


  • Free

Required documents/steps

  • Submit Tree Planting permit application and site plans
  • Site plans – these plans need not be to scale but must have dimensions noted on the plan for such items as driveways, poles, catch basins, width of r.o.w. strip, sidewalk width, distance from other trees.

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Parks and Parkways

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Last updated: 11/3/2013 5:48:09 PM

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