Tree Regulations

Trees on Private Property
The city has adopted standards for the preservation of trees as part of the land development and building construction process for the purpose of making the City of Dunwoody a more attractive place to live, provide a healthy living environment, and to better maintain control of flooding, noise, glare and soil erosion. The standards can be found in Chapter 16, Division 6: Tree Preservation of the Code of Ordinances. 

Trees on Public Property
Dunwoody has roughly 150 miles of public rights of way with a dense tree canopy consisting of a mix of native pines and hardwoods, as well as some invasive plant materials and nuisance trees. Dunwoody also has over 170 acres of parks and other public property, which features mature trees, mature stands of trees, and forested areas. 

During the Comprehensive Land Use Planning process, the city recognized a need to complete a tree inventory and assessment of the urban forest, and create and implement a best management plan to promote the long-term survivability of this valuable natural resource. 

In 2012, the city adopted a comprehensive Tree Inventory and Assessment as an amendment to the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The Tree Inventory and Assessment included inspections and inventory of the trees on public property. The completed Tree Inventory and Assessment is now used in caring for Dunwoody’s urban forest. 

Check out the recent article 'Dunwoody Community Code: Tree Protection and Removal - What to know' that was featured in the Dunwoody Digest!

For more information or questions about trees on public property, please e-mail City Arborist Amanda Corr at