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The City of Medford Parks Department administers to trees in the public right of way (Medford Ordinance #8026) in that a person cannot treat, prune or remove a tree in that area without a FREE permit.
View the ordinances pertaining to trees beginning with Ordinance 6.710
To get a permit please call the City Arborist at 774-2690 and have available the following information:
Your Name Address Where You Receive Mail
Address Where Tree is Located
Where is Tree Located in Relationship to Lot
Daytime Phone Number for Contact Person
Type of Tree and Size (if you know)
What is Wrong with the Tree
If you would like to find out more about tree planting procedures, take a look at the City of Medford's Street Tree Planting Standard.
You can view the City of Medford Landscaping, Screening and Buffering Ordinance 10.780 from this link.
BALLED AND BURLAP TREES
Potbound roots are in danger of "girdling" - encircling the inside of the pot. This occurs when the tree has outgrown its container; girdled roots strangle the tree and do not provide an adequate support system when the tree is planted.
After you buy your tree, keep it out of direct sunlight and keep the burlap moist. Try to have your planting site ready before you bring your tree home.
Caliper size refers to the diameter of a tree's trunk six inches above the ground or the base of the tree where the roots connect. It is an important part of selecting a tree because it will help you ensure that you are getting the proper dimensions for both the height of the tree and size of the rootball. Ideally, the bigger the rootball, the better.
Applications & Documents
Street Tree Permit Application
|CITY TREE DETAIL.ZIP (111.4kb)
AutoCAD 2006 file.
|RIPARIAN CORRIDOR PLANTS.PDF (35.8kb)
Riparian Planting Guide As of May 2009
These are approved street trees for various planting sites in right of ways. Check with Planning to see if any specific trees are required for your area prior to purchasing a tree for the right of way adjacent to your property.
|STRUCTURAL SOIL.ZIP (720.4kb)
AutoCAD 2006 File.
Tree Protection Guidelines