Do I need a permit to remove a tree?

Yes, a tree removal permit is required on private property when removing a tree which is in excess of 10 feet in height or if the trunk measures three inches diameter breast height (dbh) or greater. Exceptions include invasive exotic species such as Brazilian Pepper, Schefflera, Melaleuca and Australian Pine. For more information contact the Landscape Division 954-693-8088 or [email protected].

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
2. What is the cost to obtain a tree removal/relocation permit and why is a permit fee necessary?
3. Do I need a permit if the tree I am taking down is an invasive exotic species?
4. Can I take the tree down myself or do I need to hire a professional tree service company?
5. Do I need to replace a tree if I remove it?
6. Do I need a permit to relocate a tree?
7. When building a single family home or addition to an existing home, do I need the services of a landscape architect?
8. How many and what type of trees and shrubs do I need for a single family homesite?
9. How close to my house or sidewalk can I plant a tree?
10. Can I prune a tree myself and are there any regulations regarding pruning?