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You can have your contractor prune the roots. Roots may or may not grow back. The probability of survival reduces the more of a tree’s roots are removed. An arborist is the best source to advise you.
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Site Plan, Right-of-Way Permit application, Tree Removal Permit (if involved in project), Permit Fee
Copy of Sidewalk Permit, copy of Tree Removal Permit (if involved in project), W-9 Form, Sidewalk Grant Application, evidence of at least Two Bids obtained, Receipts for completed work
Sidewalk removal and replacement, tree removal
New tree installation or fee in lieu, sidewalk not affected by a tree, grinding of a sidewalk, permit fee
"Lookbacks" are allowed. You will still need copies of permits, receipts, etc. The only item not required in lookbacks is receiving 2 quotes for the work.
1/4-inch lift or more
1/4-inch to 1/2-inch lift; or 1/2-inch to 1.5-inch lift (when approved by City)
Must not have been ground previously; At least half of the original sidewalk thickness must remain
No. You never have to remove a tree. You may choose to keep it knowing it may cause a future problem, although it may never cause another problem. However, if a tree is removed, a tree removal permit is required. But if a tree is not removed, only the Sidewalk Permit (Right-of-Way Permit) is required.
City staff will meet you onsite to discuss your options and eligibility. Each situation is quite often unique and different!