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Tree Removal and Planting Guidelines

Residential and Commercial Properties

The City of Weston has a very strict Tree Preservation Ordinance in place to maintain the look and feel of Weston's landscaped environment and to encourage the development of a tree canopy throughout the City.

Find out more about the City of Weston's recommended residential trees for planting

The Tree Preservation Ordinance, 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 community.

The City's tree canopy is protected via the permitting process for tree removal.  In the evaluation of a Tree Removal permit, priority is given to protected trees for the preservation or relocation, replacement, and/or payment into the Weston Tree Trust Account.   Every effort is made to preserve and maintain natural vegetation within the City as identified in the City's Comprehensive Plan.

Trees in the Swale

Trees located in the swale or on Homeowners Association (HOA) property cannot be removed without a City permit.  This refers to any tree located between the sidewalk and the street, regardless of the size of the trunk width.

Landscape Maintenance Inside Gated or Private Communities

The Homeowners Association (HOA) maintains all of the infrastructure, roadways and landscaping within your private community.  For any maintenance or landscaping issues within your community, please contact your association.

List of registered Homeowner Associations in the City of Weston

The City does maintain a majority of the water bodies/lakes inside the communities, though some are privately owned.  For questions or concerns on lake maintenance, please call 954-385-2600.

Tree Removal

Need a tree removal permit or unsure if a permit is required to remove a tree on your residential property?

Please contact the City's Tree Preservation Code Administrator, Bill Tesauro at 954-266-6489 or via email  to discuss the specific issue on your property.

All tree/palm 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.  


Landscaping of Commercial Properties

Landscaping must match the original, approved site plan.

Call the City Tree Preservation Code Administrator, Bill Tesauro at 954-266-6489 for any changes or removal requests.

 


 

Additional Resources

Call 811 Before You Dig on Your Property

If you are planning a project on your property that involves digging, such as installing a mailbox, fences, planting trees, etc, you are encouraged to call 811 a few days before you start to make sure you do it safely.  Utility companies will mark buried lines so that you can dig safely around them.  Visit Call811.com for details.

City of Weston Landscaping Forms and Documents

Recommended Residential Tree List (PDF)

Tree Services / Certified Arborist List (PDF) 

Tree Services / Arborist Annual Registration Form (PDF)

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