Extension cords may be attached to a City tree without written permission, so long as it is safe to do so and the method of attachment will not harm the tree or interfere with tree maintenance activities (no penetrating nails, screws, staples or other hardware). An acceptable method of attachment includes loosely draping the extension cord over a tree branch and loosely wrapping it around the tree’s branch or trunk. Please note that annual checks should be done to ensure the extension cord is not wrapped too tightly and the tree has room to grow.
Birdhouses may be placed on a City tree without written permission, so long as it is safe to do so and loosely hanged from a tree branch. No nails, screws or wire should be used to attach a birdhouse to a City tree.
If other objects are to be attached to City trees, homeowners should call 311 to consult with an Urban Forester and determine if written permission is required. An Urban Forester can also assess the impact on trees and recommend best practices to work safely around trees.
Please note that Urban Forestry may need to remove the items if they interfere with tree maintenance.