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DDOT Tree Services

DDOT Trees is the Urban Forestry Division (UFD) whose primary mission is to keep the District's street canopy healthy, safe, and growing.

DDOT Tree Services Schedule - pencilling a circle around a calendar dateDDOT Tree Services Schedule

Scheduled tree work orders that are either routine, emergency, and/or storm-related are posted online and updated either monthly (for routine work) or daily (for emergency work).


The District of Columbia Grove is part of The American Grove, a national online community created to engage and encourage citizens to plant trees, share stories and experiences, and protect the urban tree canopy.

Apply for a Tree Permit

Any residents and contractors who wish to plant, prune, or remove a tree within the Public Right-of-Way must first obtain permission from the Department of Transportation and the Urban Forestry Administration.

Become a Canopy Keeper - Adopt a TreeBecome a Canopy Keeper - Adopt a Tree

Adopting a tree is a great way to make nature part of your family.

Female Ginkgo Tree Removal Policy - branches with golden clusters of kinkgo fruitFemale Ginkgo Tree Removal Policy

The Urban Forestry Administration (UFA) has established a new policy for property owners who are concerned about the yearly inconvenience caused by falling female ginkgo tree fruit.

Green Grant Initiative - child's hands cupping a seedlingGreen Grant Initiative

DDOT's UFA Green Grant Application Form is funded through the US Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Program. UFA offers grants of varying size on a rolling basis.

 Public Space Tree Permit - tree-lined street scene Public Space Tree Permit

Anyone, residents and contractors alike, who plant, prune or remove a public street tree within the Public Right-of-Way, must first obtain permission from the Department of Transportation and the Urban Forestry Administration.

Request a Street Tree Service or Planting - cherry picker trimming treetopRequest a Street Tree Service or Planting

Call 311 or go to 311 online to request street tree services, including reporting emergencies, pruning, removals, and planting.

Tree Diseases - a view through trunks of trees in a forestTree Diseases

How to identify tree diseases in Washington, DC.

Tree Planting - two hands, as seen from above, holding a tree seedlingTree Planting - DDOT Trees

From November to May, DDOT Trees will plant at least 7,000 street trees citywide in all eight wards. The planting schedule for specific neighborhoods is subject to change due to equipment, weather, emergencies and other extenuating circumstances.

Tree Regulations - wooden gavel striking a blockTree Regulations

In addition to permitting, planting, and maintaining tree populations, the Urban Forestry Division arborists are authorized to protect DC’s trees by issuing citations that carry financial or other penalties for violations of regulations.