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Not everyone knows the legal ramifications surrounding removing a tree. Some communities have very strict laws pertaining to tree removal; some areas have no rules and regulations. Find out what your community expects when a tree is removed.
Tree ordinances are enforced by both cities and counties. If you live within the limits of any city you need to contact your city council members and if you live in an unincorporated portion of your county you will need to contact your county representatives. You might also check to see if your city is certified under the Tree City USA program for extra information.