When does a tree need to be removed?

Trees improve our quality of life in so many ways, so why do some need to be removed? There are a variety of reasons a tree might be deemed removable. Trees, depending on the species, have different lifespans. Some naturally begin to falter, while others may be affected by disease or invasive pests. In all cases of tree removals, the decision is made to ensure the safety of people, property, and infrastructure.

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1. What is Urban Forestry?
2. When does a tree need to be removed?
3. Are public trees removed for tree root private sewer lateral conflicts?
4. Are public trees removed for sidewalk related damages?
5. Are public trees removed for causing debris?
6. How does this affect my property?
7. Can I request a new tree to be planted on public property?