In 2007, Pine Lake adopted a Tree Conservation Ordinance, designed to provide reasonable minimum standards regarding the preservation, protection and maintenance of trees within the city. The ordinance requires residents to apply for and receive a tree removal permit prior to removing any tree over 6 feet tall.
Here is a brief summary of residential tree removal procedures.
- Prior to removal, a tree removal permit must be filed with the City Administrator (see link below.)
- In the case of a tree that is an immediate hazard to a residence or person, the tree may be removed prior to receiving a permit. However, a document from a certified arborist must be submitted with the subsequent tree permit application verifying that the tree was hazardous and warranted emergency removal.
- Landmark, Boundary, Buffer or Protected trees require special treatment.
- The ordinance requires that certain canopy coverage be maintained; re-planting may be required.
Tree Removal Permit
Payment Portal to pay fee on-line