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Tree Removal & Planting Guidelines
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
The City of Weston has a very strict Tree Preservation Ordinance in place to ensure the preservation of the look and feel of Weston's landscaped environment and to encourage the development of a tree canopy throughout the City. The City's list of recommended residential trees for planting can be accessed below.

Tree Damage due to Hurricane Irma

If a tree on your property sustained damage by Hurricane Irma, below is some helpful information for property owners. 

Order No. 2017-04
by the City of Weston, Broward County, Florida relating to the protection of life and property, establishment of public order and control of adverse conditions affecting public welfare resulting from Hurricane Irma.   (Click to view Order No. 2017-04 - PDF)


This order calls for the following:

Section 1:   Trees damaged because of Hurricane Irma that are beyond up righting and have no expectation of survival shall be considered dead without determination by the City and shall be exempt from the permit and fee requirements of Chapter 122 of the Code of Ordinances, of the City of Weston.

Section 2:   Tree Service Providers and Arborists performing removal and disposal of trees damaged because of Hurricane Irma that are beyond up righting and have no expectation of survival shall not be required to be registered with the City.

Section 3:   Tree Service Providers and Arborists performing up righting of trees, and pruning damaged limbs from trees surviving trees, shall comply with Section 122.07(A) of the Code of Ordinances, of the City of Weston.

City Ordinance, Chapter 122, was adopted to perpetuate the protection, preservation, and conservation of existing trees , natural areas, and landscaped open space as an effective means of conserving energy and to preserve trees to improve the aesthetic quality of the City thereby promoting the health and general welfare of the citizenry. Owing to these many benefits provided by trees , it is the intent of the City to protect this valuable resource through permitting for tree removal . In the evaluation of a Tree Removal permit, priority shall be given to protected trees for the preservation or relocation, replacement, and/or payment into the Weston Tree Trust Account. In addition, it is the policy of the City Commission that every effort shall be made to preserve and maintain natural vegetation within the City as identified in the City's Comprehensive Plan.

Chapter 122
Street trees or trees on Home Owner Association Property CANNOT be removed
without a City permit
What is a Street tree?
Any tree located between the sidewalk and the street, regardless of the size of the trunk width. CANNOT BE REMOVED WITHOUT A PERMIT.
TREE REMOVAL: Need a tree removal permit or unsure if a permit is required to remove a tree on your residential property?
Please call the City Tree Preservation Code Administrator, Bill Tesauro at 954-266-6489 or Email at BillTesauro@westonfl.org
You can download the permit application here: Tree Removal Permit Application

All tree/plam trimming, removal, relocations, and root pruning not done by the homeowner themselves, must be done by a City of Weston registered tree service provider in accordance to City Code Chapter 122.

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES
Landscaping must match the original, approved site plan.
Call the City Tree Preservation Code Administrator, Bill Tesauro at 954-266-6489 or
954-921-7781
for any changes or removal requests.

Recommended Residential Tree List (PDF)
http://www.westonfl.org/media/docs/forms/Residential_Replanting.pdf

Tree Services / Certified Arborist List (PDF)
http://www.westonfl.org/media/docs/forms/Certified_Arborist_List.pdf

Tree Services / Arborist Annual Registration (PDF)
Tree Service/Arborist Registration