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Smyrna Tree Ordinance

City of Smyrna Tree Removal Permit And Ordinance

Permit Required: Yes

Specifics:

The tree removal permit is only required for trees 24 inches diameter breast height (dbh) or larger (measured at 4 ft off the ground). Trees smaller than 24 inches of any genus can be removed without a permit. Multiple trees taken down on the same property will fall under one tree removal permit. The property owner will still be required to obtain a tree removal permit; however, the permit fee shall be waived for a tree deemed dead, dying, or hazardous by a Qualified Professional. For more information, here is a link to their information sheet.

Specimen Tree:

  • 10-inch dbh—Small trees or other ecologically similar trees of the following Genus: Cherry, Dogwood, Fringe, Magnolia other than Southern Magnolia, Ornamental Maple, Persimmon, Redbud and Sourwood;
  • 20-inch dbh—Coniferous trees or other ecologically similar trees of the following Genus: Aborvitae, Baldcypress, Cedar, China Fir, Eastern Hemlock and Eastern Red Cedar;
  • 24-inch dbh—Overstory trees or other ecologically similar trees of the following Genus: Ash, Beech, Birch, Blackgum, Elm, Gingko, Hickory, Oak, Pecan, Poplar, Red and Sugar Maple, Southern Magnolia, Spruce and Sweetgum;
  • 36-inch dbh—Overstory trees or other ecologically similar trees of the following Genus: Pine.

Fee : $100 fee per tree removal permit.

Contact Information:

Caitlin Crowe
Planner I, Community Development City of Smyrna
Phone: 678-631-5360
ccrowe@smyrnaga.gov

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