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Florida alters local tree law

September 20, 2019
By Marcy Shortuse
To the Editor: A new law in Florida bans local governments from requiring a permit or mitigation for pruning or removing a tree on residential property. Under the new legislation (CHAPTER 2019-155, 163.045, F.S.), property owners must obtain documentation from an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist® confirming the tree presents a risk to […]

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