Tree removal program in South Lake Tahoe |

Tree removal program in South Lake Tahoe

Tahoe homeowners are being reminded of the various resources available in the basin to help with creating defensible space, a term that refers to the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where the vegetation has been managed to reduce the wildfire threat.

On the South Shore, structures located within the city of South Lake Tahoe follow the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s tree removal permit process. A homeowner can apply for a tree removal permit online at The application can also be obtained at the TRPA front counter, or by calling 775-588-4547.

A $53 non-refundable filing fee is due with the application. A TRPA forester will visit the property to assess the trees and issue a permit for any marked trees.

Contact your fire protection agency for permitting info and a complete defensible space evaluation.

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