WRA Tree Removal Guidelines
WRA members are not required to obtain approval of the ARC before removing trees, however, the WRA ARC Guideline 8.12.1 states that “Trees removed for safety or other reasons shall be replaced to maintain the natural sylvan environment of Wilderness Rim.”
DPER Tree Removal Standards for the Wilderness Rim Area (Residents must confirm their permitting obligations with King County DPER and WRA does not assume any liability from actions taken by homeowners and does not guarantee the accuracy of information provided in this bulletin):
You do not need a permit to remove trees on your property in Wilderness Rim if:
- The total combined area of the tree canopy to be removed covers less than 7,000 square feet, or
- The tree(s) present immediate danger to property or life.
You must obtain a permit from DPER for removing trees on your property in Wilderness Rim if:
- The total combined area of the tree canopy to be removed covers more than 7,000 square feet.
- The tree(s) you wish to remove is within a critical area (wetland, steep slope, etc.) or their buffers.
Except in hazardous situations, WRA members are encouraged to find out if their work area is affected by critical areas or their buffers.