Trees Exempt from Tree Removal Permits

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: Acacia auriculiformis
  • Common name: Earleaf Acacia

  • Scientific name: Albizia lebbek
  • Common name: Woman's Tongue

  • Scientific name: Auracaria araucana
  • Common name: Monkey Puzzle

  • Scientific name: Bauhinia veriegata
  • Common name: Orchid Tree

  • Scientific name: Broussonetia papyrifera
  • Common name: Paper Mulberry

  • Scientific name: Casuarina spp.
  • Common name: Australian Pine

  • Scientific name: Citrus spp.
  • Common name: Citrus Tree

  • Scientific name: Dalbergia sissoo
  • Common name: Indian Rosewood

  • Scientific name: Enterolobium contortisiliquum
  • Common name: Earpod Tree

  • Scientific name: Eucalyptus spp.
  • Common name: Eucalyptus

  • Scientific name: Eugenia uniflora
  • Common name: Surinam Cherry

  • Scientific name: Grevillea robusta
  • Common name: Silk Oak

  • Scientific name: Jacaranda acutifolia
  • Common name: Jacaranda

  • Scientific name: Leucaena leucocephela
  • Common name: Lead Tree

  • Scientific name: Melaleuca ouinquenervia
  • Common name: Punk Tree

  • Scientific name: Melia azedarach
  • Common name: Chinaberry

  • Scientific name: Mimosa pigra
  • Common name: Catclaw Mimosa

  • Scientific name: Prunus caroliniana
  • Common name: Cherry Laurel

  • Scientific name: Sapium sebiferum
  • Common name: Chinese Tallow

  • Scientific name: Schinus terebinthifolius
  • Common name: Brazilian Pepper

  • Scientific name: Syagrus romanzoffiana
  • Common name: Queen Palm



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