Do I need a permit to remove a tree?

Yes, the removal or relocation of any tree with a diameter at breast height (D.B.H.) of 6 inches or greater requires a permit. The removal, damage or destruction of any landmark tree or tree located within a forest is also prohibited without a permit. You must also obtain a permit for clear cutting or grubbing within the drip line of a forest on property larger than two acres.

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1. What is the purpose of the Forest Preservation Ordinance?
2. What does the Tree Fund have to do with the ordinance?
3. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
4. Are there any exemptions to the tree removal permit?
5. How do I obtain a tree removal permit?
6. Once a tree is removed am I required to replace it?
7. What about landmark tree replacement?
8. What are the replacement standards?
9. Are there any trees that don't have to be replaced?