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Shoreline Tree Services

Shoreline Tree ServicesLineage Tree Care is your go-to for tree removal, stump grinding, pruning, view clearing and hedge trimming for Snohomish and King County. Call or contact for a free estimate or quote. Our friendly, prompt and responsible staff takes the time to understand exactly what you want and need and will provide the tree service you’ve been looking for.

Lineage Tree Care proudly provides quality tree care services including:

For Those That Live in Shoreline (Not Seattle)

Shoreline is not really in the city of Seattle but it’s a little further north so it follows its own rules and it has its own regulations when it comes to tree removal.

If we’re talking about private property any tree of significant size will need a permit before you remove it. If the tree is near a stream, wetland or steep slope, it may be considered in a critical area or buffer and the city will need to review where the tree is in order to give approval for removal. You will need a clearing and grading permit if it can be removed or pruned in a critical area. If it is a hazardous tree in this area it must be determined by a qualified arborist in order to have it removed. Hazardous trees that can be an active threat, meaning they’re about to fall over on somebody’s property or structure, can be removed under the different exemptions.

So what’s considered a significantly sized tree?

Size really does matter in this case. The city street regulations on private properties except in critical areas include conifer trees 8 inches or more and deciduous trees 12 inches or more in diameter hundred 4.5 feet from the ground or called breast height as well. So, if your tree is this big you will need to discuss with the city before getting a permit to have it removed.

What type of trees are exempt?

Nonsignificant sized trees. Obviously, those that are smaller than the aforementioned ones. Unless they are in a critical area and its buffer or the area exceeds 1500 ft.² a clearing. Trees can also be removed on property zoned commercial business, mixed business, neighborhood business or town centers unless the existing trees were included as required landscaping within the previous three years.

Other exemptions include up to six significant trees, which may be removed during a three-year period based on the parcel size.

If you plan on just pruning the tree, pruning less than 25% of the canopy is allowed without a permit. It does not include topping or damaging the health of the tree. Don’t get me started on tree topping, we’ve already discussed how dangerous that is.

If you are clearing or grading and the trees are not listed under the exemptions a tree removal permit is required. Call us to clarify all this and we can tell you if you need a permit.

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Shoreline Tree Services

Arlington Tree ServicesLineage Tree Care is your go-to for tree removal, stump grinding, pruning, view clearing and hedge trimming for Snohomish and King County. Call or contact for a free estimate or quote. Our friendly, prompt and responsible staff takes the time to understand exactly what you want and need and will provide the tree service you’ve been looking for.

Contact Us Today!

Lineage Tree Care proudly provides quality tree care services including:

For Those That Live in Shoreline (Not Seattle)

Shoreline is not really in the city of Seattle but it’s a little further north so it follows its own rules and it has its own regulations when it comes to tree removal.

If we’re talking about private property any tree of significant size will need a permit before you remove it. If the tree is near a stream, wetland or steep slope, it may be considered in a critical area or buffer and the city will need to review where the tree is in order to give approval for removal. You will need a clearing and grading permit if it can be removed or pruned in a critical area. If it is a hazardous tree in this area it must be determined by a qualified arborist in order to have it removed. Hazardous trees that can be an active threat, meaning they’re about to fall over on somebody’s property or structure, can be removed under the different exemptions.

So what’s considered a significantly sized tree?

Size really does matter in this case. The city street regulations on private properties except in critical areas include conifer trees 8 inches or more and deciduous trees 12 inches or more in diameter hundred 4.5 feet from the ground or called breast height as well. So, if your tree is this big you will need to discuss with the city before getting a permit to have it removed.

What type of trees are exempt?

Nonsignificant sized trees. Obviously, those that are smaller than the aforementioned ones. Unless they are in a critical area and its buffer or the area exceeds 1500 ft.² a clearing. Trees can also be removed on property zoned commercial business, mixed business, neighborhood business or town centers unless the existing trees were included as required landscaping within the previous three years.

Other exemptions include up to six significant trees, which may be removed during a three-year period based on the parcel size.

If you plan on just pruning the tree, pruning less than 25% of the canopy is allowed without a permit. It does not include topping or damaging the health of the tree. Don’t get me started on tree topping, we’ve already discussed how dangerous that is.

If you are clearing or grading and the trees are not listed under the exemptions a tree removal permit is required. Call us to clarify all this and we can tell you if you need a permit.


Rick G.

"Josh and his crew did an awesome job of removing our three pine trees. They were very conscientious of the surrounding areas and left the area clean and complete. We highly recommend this company and please give Tim a call for a free estimate. You will not find a better deal out there!".. Seattle, WA - Yelp
5.0
2017-07-21T15:12:22+00:00
"Josh and his crew did an awesome job of removing our three pine trees. They were very conscientious of the surrounding areas and left the area clean and complete. We highly recommend this company and please give Tim a call for a free estimate. You will not find a better deal out there!".. Seattle, WA - Yelp

Vanessa D

"Fast, efficient tree removal. This crew did an awesome job removing a fir tree from my front yard. In addition they trimmed up a tall arborvitae that was growing into the power lines all for a very reasonable price. Bonus, they did an amazing job of cleaning up the yard when they were done!"... Everett, WA - Home Advisor
5.0
2017-07-21T15:12:59+00:00
"Fast, efficient tree removal. This crew did an awesome job removing a fir tree from my front yard. In addition they trimmed up a tall arborvitae that was growing into the power lines all for a very reasonable price. Bonus, they did an amazing job of cleaning up the yard when they were done!"... Everett, WA - Home Advisor

Laurie P.

"Great crew who came on time, fast, cleaned up! Highly recommend this company. 
Tim, gave me a really good bid for such a large tree!" ... Seattle WA - Yelp
5.0
2017-08-07T16:50:51+00:00
"Great crew who came on time, fast, cleaned up! Highly recommend this company.  Tim, gave me a really good bid for such a large tree!" ... Seattle WA - Yelp

Melissa A

"Customer service was beyond excellent. And they do an awesome job cleaning up After. They cleaned our back yard, front yard and even the neighbors yard, everywhere debris landed."... Kirkland WA - Home Advisor
5.0
2017-08-07T16:53:15+00:00
"Customer service was beyond excellent. And they do an awesome job cleaning up After. They cleaned our back yard, front yard and even the neighbors yard, everywhere debris landed."... Kirkland WA - Home Advisor

J.H

"The bid for tree removal/topping was the best of the three I obtained. The two young men that did the work arrived the day as scheduled and did a great job overall. They were courteous and made a point of listening to what I was trying to accomplish with opening the view from my deck. I would hire them again."... Marysville, WA - Home Advisor
5.0
2017-08-07T16:54:33+00:00
"The bid for tree removal/topping was the best of the three I obtained. The two young men that did the work arrived the day as scheduled and did a great job overall. They were courteous and made a point of listening to what I was trying to accomplish with opening the view from my deck. I would hire them again."... Marysville, WA - Home Advisor

David Sharrah

"They were on time, did a great job with removing some trees on my property, and left it as clean as possible. Their quote was also very competitive. I would use them again and they have my highest recommendation."... Google Review
5.0
2017-08-07T22:25:54+00:00
"They were on time, did a great job with removing some trees on my property, and left it as clean as possible. Their quote was also very competitive. I would use them again and they have my highest recommendation."... Google Review

Jack-Henry Behncke

"Came out and removed my tree fast and at a good price! Had a tree hanging that looked risky and they took care of it no problem. Appreciate the hard work they did to work so quickly and efficiently. Would recommend!" ...Google Review
5.0
2017-08-07T22:27:29+00:00
"Came out and removed my tree fast and at a good price! Had a tree hanging that looked risky and they took care of it no problem. Appreciate the hard work they did to work so quickly and efficiently. Would recommend!" ...Google Review

Liz S.

"Lineage removed 7 trees from our property.  They did a great job.  They also worked with us seek approval from HOA to have this done. Great company."...Everett, WA - Yelp"
5.0
2017-08-07T22:29:10+00:00
"Lineage removed 7 trees from our property.  They did a great job.  They also worked with us seek approval from HOA to have this done. Great company."...Everett, WA - Yelp"
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