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Tree Information & Permitting

COVID-19 Updates, Closures & Cancellations

Craig Wilson, City Arborist
1241 San Christopher Drive
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 298-3279


arborday_tnCelebrate Arbor Day at Home
City Arborist, Craig Wilson encourages Dunedin residents to celebrate Arbor Day at Home by visiting for tips on how to plant a tree, along with games and activities related to trees. You can also take part in a social media event by sharing a picture of your favorite tree on the City of Dunedin's Facebook page to celebrate Dunedin’s great trees, and to contribute to the Arbor Day’s goal of planting 50,000 new trees! Here’s how:

* Post a picture of your favorite tree on social media 
* Add the hashtag #ArborDayAtHome 
* Tag the Arbor Day Foundation 
* Keep posting ALL WEEK LONG 

The Spirit of Arbor Day is still strong. Thanks, Dunedin!


Check the Status of a Tree Removal Permit
Tree Removal Application

Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-Approved List for Required Tree Planting
No Trees Removed/Exist Verification Statement

Tree Removal Permits
Many trees in the City of Dunedin cannot be removed without first obtaining a Tree Removal Permit. Apply for a Tree Removal Permit for $25. This application will be forwarded to our Parks Division to be reviewed by the City Arborist and you will receive notification of approval/denial. The following trees may be removed from private property without a permit.
  • Australian pine (Casuarina spp.)
  • Brazilian pepper (Schinus terebinthifolius)
  • Carrotwood (Cupaniopsis anacardiopsis)
  • Chinaberry (Melia azedarach)
  • Chinese tallow (Sapium sebiferum)
  • Citrus (Citrus spp.) 
  • Ear tree (Enterolobium cyclocarpa)
  • Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp., except Eucalyptus cinerea)
  • Fig trees (Ficus spp.)
  • Indian rosewood (Dalbergia sissoo)
  • Norfolk Island pine (Araucaria hetrophylla)
  • Orchid (Bauhinia variegate)
  • Palm tree species except cabbage palm (Sabal palmetto)
  • Paper mulberry (Broussonetia papyrifera)
  • Punk (Melaleuca quinquinervia)
  • Silk oak (Grevillea robusta)
  • Toog (Bischofia spp.)
  • Woman's tongue (Albizia lebbeck)

Dunedin's New Tree Planting Program
You might be getting some new trees in your neighborhood! City Arborist, Craig Wilson talks with Dunedin TV about planting trees along some of our city streets and focusing on the right tree for the right place. Watch video

Tree Arboretum
The Dunedin Tree Arboretum is located at the northeast corner of Curlew Road and Alternate 19. It provides great examples of tree and soil diversity within our community. There are educational signs that provide important information for selecting the right tree for the right place.

Protecting Ash Trees from the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle
Watch this video to learn what the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle is, how to protect ash trees and why tree species diversity is key to a successful urban forest. We currently do not have any known EAB sightings in Dunedin, but we have had similar beetles such as the IPS Engraver Beetle.

Helpful Links
Pinellas County Extension
Florida Native Plant Society
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)