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Tree Information & Permitting

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

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. You can make application 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)
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)