Any tree with a trunk circumference less than 12 inches can be removed without a permit. Anything larger will be considered an important tree and will therefore be protected. In this case, you will need permission to remove the tree. Fortunately, there are some guidelines you can follow to find out what's allowed, no matter where in the state you live.
Keep reading to learn more. Enacted in 1698, the state's illegal logging law says that any illegal felling or damage to another person's tree causes that person to be responsible for three times the amount of the tree. 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. Michigan ash trees began to be infected with emerald ash borer disease in 2003, and now has special ash disposal sites across the state.
Tree removal can be carried out without a permit in the city, and the city cannot enter and remove trees from private property, meaning that the care and removal of any dangerous or dying tree rests entirely with the owner. Otherwise, cities have no basis for removing or pruning trees on private property, which means that the responsibility for maintaining the trees lies with the resident. Tree companies that work on regulated trees or in regulated areas must have a copy of any permit that has been issued by a municipal department in their possession at the workplace. The same is required in Oakland, where certain types of trees are “protected”, meaning that it is a live coastal oak that is four inches or more in diameter or four and a half feet above the ground, or it is another type of tree that measures nine inches in diameter or more.
However, if pruning or pruning the other owner's tree causes permanent damage to the plant, that's a matter that could be brought to court. South Dakota has no other tree laws in effect until death and, otherwise, the felling of trees on private property. The Raleigh municipal code describes the difference between public trees in the right of way and streets near sidewalks that cannot be touched by anyone other than city workers and private trees. The city has no special rules for the removal of trees on private property in the case of dying or dangerous trees, so the removal of such trees is the responsibility of the property owner.
Its municipal code also does not allow city officials to remove trees on private property, so the landlord must remove any dangerous or dead trees. 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. However, the municipal tree ordinance also states that the Director of Forestry and the city have the right to enter private property and inspect or remove trees that they consider dangerous to the public, whether they are sick, have insect pests that could spread to public trees, or private, or that may be at an angle such as to constitute a hazard to public roads, signs and sidewalks. The city of Dover, Delaware, promotes tree growth in its urban sector, but does not prevent the owner of a private home from removing trees when necessary.
Outside this range, pruning is prohibited or you must apply for a special permit to cut down trees in Florida.