East Point Tree Ordinance
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Permit required: Yes
A permit as required pursuant to this Ordinance issued by the East Point Planning and Zoning Department for the removal of trees. For more information, please visit their website.
Specimen tree means any tree in fair or better condition, which qualifies for special consideration for preservation due to size, species, or condition, and which meets the following:
- 24″ dbh – Large hardwoods such as oaks, hickories, yellow poplars, sweetgums, etc. 30″ dbh – Large softwoods such as pines, deodar cedars, etc.
- 4″ dbh – Small trees such as dogwoods, redbuds, sourwoods, etc.;
Provided, however, that a lesser-size tree can be considered by a certified arborist to be and designated a specimen tree if it is a rare or unusual species, of exceptional or unique quality, or of historical significance; provided further that a lesser-size tree can be considered by a certified arborist to be and designated a specimen tree if it is specifically used by a builder, developer, or design professional as a focal point in a landscape project.