For residential lots, any trees on residential lots 16 inches or greater in diameter when measuring 4 1/2 feet from the ground (except of Pine species, Sweet Gum, Callary Pear varieties, River Birch, Mimosa, Chinaberry, Chinese Tallow, Camphor tree, White Poplar, Mulberry and Leyland Cypress) are protected and would need approval before being removed.
Tree removal requests due to tree decline or damage can be submitted online through our website by filling out a tree removal request.
Tree removal in conjunction with any type of construction (new home, addition, renovation, pool, etc) is reviewed in conjunction with the building permit approval process. You can submit a building permit application online through our website at http://www.tompsc.com/877/Building-Inspections-Applications-and-Fo.
Trees located within special buffer areas, critical areas, easements, or rights-of-way may be protected regardless of size or species.
Residential trees that are exempt from a permit, may still require tree protection zones on site plans per § 156.225.