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Tree Information & Permitting

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

 

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.


Duke Energy Tree Trimming

Crews will commence maintenance tree work along electric lines in the upcoming weeks. The red lines on the tree trimming map show the approximate areas where trimming activity will occur. The tree crews will be cleaning up all debris associated with our maintenance activities. As a reminder, debris resulting from storm damage or other events unrelated to our maintenance activities is the responsibility of the homeowners. Part of the pruning activity will occur on lateral lines, some of which will require climbing in rear lot areas.

Trees are a leading cause of power outages. Duke Energy’s progressive tree care practices help minimize outages during storms. Duke Energy Florida has been recognized for its tree care practices with the distinctive Tree Line USA designation from The National Arbor Day Foundation for 13 consecutive years. We work to balance the need for reliable electric power with sensitivity for the environment and tree health.  Tree crews use a technique known as directional pruning, which is endorsed by The National Arbor Day Foundation and the International Society of Arboriculture. Qualified employees are supervised by certified arborists.

This information has been provided by Duke Energy and constitutes the notice required by Florida Statute 163.3209.  For further details, questions or to learn more about our tree care practices please visit www.duke-energy.com/trees.


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