You will require a permit in Lee County to remove a protected tree. If your tree is not a protected tree, you will be ok to remove it without a permit.

All developments that require tree removal will need to apply for a permit.

Any trees that are dead, hazardous or pose an immediate threat to persons or property can be removed without a permit.

You are advised to talk to your local certified arborist about this prior to removal to get their opinion.

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Ben McInerney
Author: Ben McInerney - Ben is a qualified arborist with 15 plus years of industry experience in Arboriculture. He ran a successful tree service before turning to writing and publishing. Ben is dedicated to providing users with the most accurate up-to-date information on everything trees.