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Who is Responsible for Trees on Your Property in Knoxville?

Posted: Tuesday, May 13th, 2014 at 5:52 am
Author: KNIA KRLS News - Karen Overgaard

If you have a tree between your sidewalk and the street, Community Service Officer Arlene Worrall says it is the property owner’s responsibility for upkeep. She says if you want to plant a tree in that area, also known as the City right of way, you may, but to make sure you are within City Code, Worrall says there are guidelines that define what kinds of trees are allowable, and a permit is required to plant a tree in the city right of way. For more information, contact City Hall.