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Interesting Tree info per City of St. Pete

15 years ago

I checked out the City's info on trees. Take a look at the list considered invasive/nuisance and also, just 'exotic' which do not require permits for removal. It's interesting that (so far at least) I haven't been able to find anything on Laurel Oaks specifically. I sure hope that I can remove mine with (or without) a permit.

The other interesting info is there's a section describing the proper way to trim a tree per the county - which does NOT include 'topping' a tree. I wonder if they shared any of this info with Progress Energy or TECO? seems like that is the only way they know how to prune a tree!...

Exempt Trees

Due to their status as exotic species or invasive species, the following tree species may be removed from private property without a permit:

Acacia, Acacia spp.

Australian Pine, Casuarina equisetfolia

Avocado, Persea americana

Brazilian Pepper, Schnius terebinthifolius

Cherry Laurel, Prunus caroliniana

Chinaberry, Melia azedarach

Citrus, Orange, lemon, lime, kumquat, grapefruit

Ear, Enterolobium cyclocarpum

Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus spp.

Ficus, Ficus spp.

Italian Cypress, Cupressus sempervirens

Jacaranda, Jacaranda acutifolia

Jerusalem Thorn, Parkinsonia aculeata

Loquat, Eriobotrya japonica

Mango, Mangifera indica

Monkey Puzzle, Araucaria spp.

Norfolk Island Pine, Araucaria excelsa

Orchid, Bauhinia spp.

Palms, except for:



Sabal palmetto

Poinciana, Poinciana spp.

Punk, Melaleuca quinquenervia

Silk Oak, Grevillia robusta

Toog, Bischofia javanica

WomanÂs Tongue, Albizia spp.

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