Under Title 18, Chapter 1, Section 18-129 of the New York City Administrative Code, it is illegal and punishable by law for citizens to remove, kill, or damage a street tree or park, whether intentionally or accidentally. In Oregon state, the City of Salem protects certain types of trees, designated as heritage trees in the city. These trees cannot be removed or cut down without a permit. In addition, trees that measure 12 inches or more in diameter will in some cases require a permit from the Parks Department, but that will depend and will require private property owners to consult with the Planning Division first.
Salem also allows city officials to remove trees if they are sick or pose a hazard to other trees and pedestrians through Chapter 86 of its municipal tree ordinance. Any tree with a trunk circumference less than 12 inches can be removed without a permit. Anything larger will be considered an important tree and will therefore be protected. In this case, you will need permission to remove the tree.
Yes, it is illegal to cut down a tree in the forest without proper authorization. With the recent introduction of the emerald ash borer to the area, the Illinois State Department of Agriculture will also want an additional compliance agreement resolved if the homeowner intends to cut down an infected ash tree. In Miami, any removal of more than 25 percent of the trees will require a permit before a professional can cut them down. This means that no tree designated by the Utah State Forestry, Fire and Land Division can be cut down as native to Utah or that is very well adapted to the climate.
Louisiana state law has rules to protect trees in certain landscapes, including a provision that states that cypresses in state-owned water bottoms cannot be cut down without a state lease, rights of way, or permit. Any hardwood tree species with a diameter of six inches or more must have a permit to be felled, and pine trees with a diameter of 12 inches or more must have a permit before being uprooted by tree service professionals. It is important for private property owners to be absolutely sure that the tree belongs to them before felling or removing a tree, otherwise they could be charged with civil charges and pay replacement fines. It is also illegal to randomly find an area of land or go to a national, state or county park and remove a tree from its own strip of land and cut it down.
There are no requirements for obtaining permits before felling a tree, and the city has no special regulations that allow it to enter private property and remove a tree. In conclusion, it is essential for individuals who wish to cut down trees on their property to know all applicable laws and regulations beforehand. This includes being aware of any permits required for felling certain types of trees as well as any restrictions on cutting down trees in certain areas due to quarantine regulations for pests such as long-horned beetles. Additionally, it is important to ensure that the tree belongs to you before cutting it down as there may be civil charges and replacement fines associated with cutting down someone else's tree.