Any person or contractor wishing to remove, perform work on, or perform any work within 50 feet of a street tree is required to obtain a permit from the NYC Departments of Parks and Recreation. Common examples of work on or around a tree include installing a sidewalk, driveway or utility line, pruning a tree, hanging holiday lights, or extending the current tree planting space.
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR)
24 West 61st Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10023
For further assistance, please call 311 and ask for: Tree Work