Trees Exempt from Tree Removal Permits

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There are some trees that do not require a permit to remove them due to the traits of the trees such as being invasive, among other criteria. The trees below do not require a permit to remove them from your lot.

If the location of these trees are within a wetland or water body, these trees are regulated by EPC. Contact EPC to determine if they can be trimmed or removed.

Click on the common name to view or download information sheets on the tree, which includes pictures and/or illustrations of the trees. A few of the trees do not yet have information sheets. We will update those as they become available.

Scientific Name Common Name
Acacia auriculiformis Earleaf Acacia
Albizia lebbek Woman's Tongue
Auracaria araucana Monkey Puzzle
Bauhinia veriegata Orchid Tree
Broussonetia papyrifera Paper Mulberry
Casuarina spp. Australian Pine
Citrus spp. Citrus Tree
Dalbergia sissoo Indian Rosewood
Enterolobium contortisiliquum Earpod Tree
Eucalyptus spp. Eucalyptus
Eugenia uniflora Surinam Cherry
Grevillea robusta Silk Oak
Jacaranda acutifolia Jacaranda
Leucaena leucocephela Lead Tree
Melaleuca ouinquenervia Punk Tree
Melia azedarach Chinaberry
Mimosa pigra Catclaw Mimosa
Prunus caroliniana Cherry Laurel
Sapium sebiferum Chinese Tallow
Schinus terebinthifolius Brazilian Pepper
Syagrus romanzoffiana Queen Palm



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