Can I remove a tree from my property?

Many types of trees within our city are protected and cannot be removed without a permit. It pays to check first. A fine can be assessed for removing a protected tree without a permit. Unless specifically listed as an "unprotected tree", any tree that has a diameter of six inches or more is protected and may not be removed except as provided in Section 34-425 of the Land Development Code. To remove a protected tree, please submit a tree removal application (PDF) to our department for review. If the proposed tree meets the criteria for removal, a tree removal permit will be issued accordingly.

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1. How do I report a potential code violation?
2. What happens after a possible code violation is reported?
3. Can I remove a tree from my property?
4. What constitutes a nuisance?
5. What are some examples of a nuisance?