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Tree Survey and Superimposed Tree Survey Checklist

Tree Survey

The items below must be shown in / or addressed on Tree Surveys that are submitted to the City of Farmington Hills for review.

  • Minimum scale 1" = 50'. The scale must be the same as the site plan.
  • Show dimensions of parcel.
  • Show only existing structures on the plan.
  • Trees 6" DBH (Diameter at Breast Height) or larger are to be tagged in the field with metal tree tags and shown on the plan with the corresponding number including trees within 25' of property lines and trees affected by road improvements and/or off-site utilities.
  • Include a list of all trees on site with their corresponding tree inventory number and a disposition (save or remove). Indicate common name, botanical name, size and condition. If this list is too extensive to fit on the plan and is in a separate book, a note indicating so must be included on the plan.
  • Show existing grades either with contour lines at two (2) foot intervals or spot grade at the base of each tree.
  • The Tree Survey is to be signed or sealed by a land surveyor and a registered Landscape Architect, Arborist or Forester.
  • For tracts of land 10 acres or above submit an aerial photo, minimum 1" = 100'.

Superimposed Tree Survey

Please submit two copies of a Superimposed Tree Survey that includes all of the above information in addition to the following:

  • Indicate with a note that trees to be removed must be marked in the field with red paint or flags and inspected by the Planning Office prior to any trees being removed.

Tree Protection Ordinance Checklist

  • Indicate with a note that a Tree Permit must be obtained from the Planning Office prior to any trees being removed.
  • Indicate proposed structures and improvements.
  • Show graphically the trees to be removed, to remain or to be relocated. Suggested symbols:

Symbol showing "Removed" being a circle with an X through it, "Remain" being a circle with a big dot in it, and "Relocated" as a circle with a plus sign in it.

  • Include a table indicating:
    total number of trees on site
    total number of trees to be removed
    total number of replacement trees required to be planted on site
  • If existing trees are to be relocated, show the proposed location for such trees, together with a statement as to how such trees are to be protected and/or stored during land clearance and construction and how they are to be maintained after construction.
  • Show proposed grades either with contour lines at two (2') foot intervals or spot grades to show how proposed grading will affect trees.
  • Include a statement showing how trees to remain are to be protected on a permanent basis including the proposed use of tree wells, protective barriers, tunneling or retaining walls.
  • Show location of protective wood snow fence around the drip-line of relocated trees and trees to remain.
  • The Superimposed Tree Survey is to be signed or sealed by a land surveyor and a registered Landscape Architect, Arborist or Forester.

 

 

 

 

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