Can you cut down an oak tree in Florida?
Similarly, you may ask, can you remove an oak tree in Florida?
A new law in Florida bans local governments from regulating tree removal and re-planting on private property. The new legislation called, "Private Property Rights," allows property owners to remove, replant, prune, or trim a tree without approval from their local municipality.
Secondly, what trees can you not cut down in Florida?
Trees such as citrus, chinaberry, woman’s tongue and eucalyptus do not require permits. Dead trees also do not require permits. However, certain “heritage” trees can never be removed without a permit, regardless of their locations.
Avoid pruning oak trees during the active growing months of April through June. The chance for developing oak wilt from the open pruning wound is a high risk. Prune all oak varieties during the dormant winter months when the internal fluids are not actively moving through the tree.