Tree removal in association with a development process for a commercial or residential development is reviewed with the Site or Subdivision Plan application.
Developed single family lots 5 acres or less with a house, exemption does not include wetland areas. NO WETLAND IMPACTS
Bona-fide agricultural exempt property and trees being removed for an ag purposes. SCLDC Sec. 60.5 Exemption
Pest plant: exotic tree species
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Regulations: Definitions: Historic Tree
SCLDC Chapter 60
FS 193.461 and 163.3162 Agricultural Exception
LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE SEC 60.22 REPLACEMENT TREES:
(f) Relocation or replacement. As a condition of the granting of a permit, the applicant may be required by the Planning and Development Director, or his or her designee, to relocate or replace (with authorized replacement trees) the trees being removed. Replacement trees, when required, will be provided based on the DBH of the trees being removed and the caliper (trunk diameter measured one foot above the ground) of the replacement stock trees. A site plan depicting the proposed location of the replacement trees is required as part of the permit application. The replacement standards below will apply, provided, however, that under no circumstances shall the number of required replacement trees exceed 250 trees per acre.
|DBH of Tree Removed||Number of Replacement Trees Required for Each Tree Removed||Minimum Caliper for Standard Replacement||Replacement Trees Required for Each Tree Removed due to an Arbor Violation|
|3 inches to less than 12 inches||Two (2) replaced for one (1) removed||Two (2) inches||Four (4) replaced for one (1) removed|
|12 inches to less than 24 inches||Four (4) replaced for one (1) removed||Two (2) inches||Six (6) replaced for one removed|
|24 inches or larger||Five (5) replaced for one (1) removed||Two (2) inches||Eight (8) replaced for one (1) removed|
In determining the required relocation or replacement of trees, the following shall be considered:
Existing tree coverage;
(g) Alternatives to standard tree replacement. If the total number of trees required cannot be reasonably accommodated on a site, the total caliper inches shall be met by the placement of fewer, but larger, trees on the site, as approved by the Planning and Development Director, or his or her designee;
(h) When ten (10) or more trees are required to be planted on a site to meet the requirements of this chapter, a mix of trees shall be provided at least one (1) of which shall be native to the Central Florida Region and no single tree species may constitute more than fifty (50) percent of the trees planted. The minimum number of species to be planted is set forth below.