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Landscape Ordinances

Ordinances made simple:

Permits – Permits are required for tree trimming, relocating or removing trees.

Palms – We recommend removing only fruits and dead fronds. If you trim your palm fronds, please abide by our 9:00/3:00 rule: after pruning, the tip of the palm cannot be higher than the base of the frond where it connects to a tree.

Tree Trimming – a permit, which is attainable only through the Planning, Zoning & Economic Development department, shall be issued prior to commencement of work.

Trimming should not remove more than 25 percent of a tree’s crown by any means. Never top a tree!!! Pruning standards must be compliant with ANSI A300 and safety standards must be compliant with ANSI Z133.1.

Tree Trimmers– shall have insurance and a Broward County Tree Trimmer’s License

Tree Removal– a permit, which is attainable only through the Planning, Zoning & Economic Development department, shall be issued before you can relocate or remove a tree, even if the tree is badly damaged or dead.

Fencing Requirements – Appropriate landscaping is required for fences.

Swales– Swale trees are the property of the City. The City carries out the plantings, and we split the cost with the homeowner through our Street Tree Partnership Program.

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