Considerations for Removing a Tree on Your Private Property

Thinking of cutting down a tree on your private property? While you may be tempted to remove the tree at will, it's best not to. Depending on the species, age, size, location or significance (functional, cultural, historical or botanical) of the tree, you may or may not require a permit for tree removal. A violation of the local tree protection laws can attract hefty fines and get you into legal trouble.