Anyone caught removing or damaging a tree should be reported immediately. While Oregon state laws have no regulations regarding the felling of trees, the City of Salem protects certain types of trees, designated as heritage trees in the city. These trees cannot be removed or cut down without a permit. In addition, trees that measure 12 inches or more in diameter will in some cases require a permit from the Parks Department, but that will depend and will require private property owners to consult with the Planning Division first.
Salem also allows city officials to remove trees if they are sick or pose a hazard to other trees and pedestrians through Chapter 86 of its municipal tree ordinance. No, your neighbor cannot cut down your tree. They can only trim branches that extend over the property boundary. The law prohibits further felling or destroying the tree.
For the neighbor to cut down his tree, he would have to enter his property without authorization, which is illegal. It is important for private property owners to be absolutely sure that the tree belongs to them before felling or removing a tree, otherwise they could be charged with civil charges and pay replacement fines. Virginia state law has no permit requirements or special laws regarding the felling of trees on private property. The law also protects any land less than five feet above sea level or on fast land, so trees within that area cannot be removed even if they are private property.
Nor are there any special regulations in the Carson City municipal code that allow city officials to enter and remove trees from private property for any reason. In the Augusta city limits, there are no special permits or requirements for the removal of trees on private property. In Atlanta, tree owners who are considering removing them should review city regulations before continuing. Owners of these trees should be aware of their health and take appropriate steps to remove or prune them when necessary.
If the owner of a private property has such a tree and wants to remove or prune it, he must obtain a permit from the city's arborist before he can do any work on it. The city of Albany, however, establishes specific rules according to which trees of six and a half feet in circumference or more cannot be removed from private property without a permit. The city also requires that important trees cannot be removed without the permission of the City Forester. The Forest Conservation Act requires permits for any removal of trees larger than one acre or 40,000 square feet.
There are also certain types of trees banned in Bismarck (13-02-1) that produce cotton and that the city can remove. Nevada's tree population is continuously working to grow, which means cities like Carson City create programs to increase shade coverage and the overall tree population. Neither of its two largest metropolitan areas, Albuquerque and the state capital of Santa Fe, have special rules when it comes to the removal of trees on private property. This is due to a tree ordinance in Atlanta that serves to protect the tree population and prevent it from further reducing its size.
There are no other laws in Boston regarding permits or special regulations for the removal of trees on private property.