Site Plan attached should include the following
Landmark tree means a softwood tree with a diameter breast height (DBH) greater than or equal to 20 inches or a hardwood tree with a diameter breast height (DBH) greater than or equal to 24 inches. Tree must be in good or fair condition, as defined herein, and not be an invasive species as defined by the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Sec. 102-11. – Tree Removal Permit, fee, and replacement requirements—Required.
(a) No person shall remove, injure, damage, or cause the death of a living tree having a caliper of six
or more inches, or clear or cut within a woodland area any trees having a caliper of three inches unless
the person has first secured a permit from the City.
(b) No person shall remove, injure, damage, or cause the death of any living tree or other
vegetation from the City’s right-of-way unless the person has first secured a permit from the City.
(c) No person shall remove, injure, damage, or cause the death of any living tree within a stream
buffer as outlined in Chapter 110 Article IV.
(d) Tree replacement is required when 25% of the trees are proposed to be removed on the
property or when 25% or more of any woodland is proposed to be cleared on the property. If 25% or
more of the trees or woodlands on the property are removed, any tree scheduled for removal having a
caliper of 6” or more shall be replaced by a tree having at least a 6” caliper or with two (2) 3” caliper
equivalent trees. At least half of the replacement trees much be canopy trees from the Approved Tree
(e) The fee for the tree removal permit, for live trees, shall be $100 to cover the costs incurred for
the City Arborist to visit the site, review the plan, and inspect tree replacement. A $100 deposit will be
required prior to issuance of the permit for projects requiring tree replacement
(f) In conjunction with issuance of the tree removal permit, the City will provide a tree removal
permit card which must be displayed at the property during the tree removal process and shall not be
removed until completion of the work.
Sec. 102-14. – Approval Process
(a) A completed application for a permit required by this Chapter shall be submitted to the Building
Department who shall have the certified City Arborist review the tree removal application for
compliance with the tree removal requirements.
Sec. 102-16 – Inspections
For all permits requiring tree replacement, the City Arborist will inspect the property prior to the final
approval of the permit and release of the deposit, if any.
Sec. 102-17 – Tree Removal License
All contractors performing tree removal in the City of Ladue shall be licensed through the City in
accordance with Section 50-22(6) of the Code of Ordinances. Licensed contractors must be able to
provide proof of license at all times while performing work within the City of Ladue.
The undersigned owner of the building or ground above described, for the purpose of procuring the permit herein applied for, states that all of the above information is true to the best of their knowledge and belief. I/we understand that incomplete applications will not be processed.