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Hurricane Irma Tree Removal Changes
Arbor permits (tree removal permits) are NOT required to remove storm-damaged trees on one and two-family dwelling properties through October 15. This permit exemption applies to one-and two-family detached dwellings. Property owners are still responsible for providing replacement trees for removed tree as follows:
  • Single-family residential and duplex properties are required to maintain a minimum of two trees on the lot in accordance with Land Development Code section 8.2.2.1(a). Trees are to have a minimum caliper of 2 inches (the diameter measured 6 inches above the ground) and be Florida No. 1 Quality or better. Trees meeting these two specifications will typically have a height of 8 feet or higher and a canopy spread of 5 feet or greater.

    For tree removal/replacement questions related to single-family residential and duplex properties, contact residential Code Compliance Officer Bill Van Horn at .

Permits are still required for the removal of trees on multi-family, commercial and industrial properties. Property owners are responsible for providing tree replacement as follows:
  • Multi-family, commercial and industrial properties are required to replace unhealthy and dead trees within 30 days of the permit being issued pursuant to Land Development Code section 8.2.1.3(a). Replacement trees are to conform to the specifications for the individual removed trees as indicated on the City-approved landscape plan for the property.

    For tree removal/replacement questions related to multi-family, commercial and industrial properties, contact commercial Code Compliance Officer Marlene Broman at .

Refer to Land Development Code Table 8.3, Acceptable Tree Species for Altamonte Springs to select replacement trees.