The Arbor and Grounds Division provides daily maintenance of the City's Urban Forest and Landscape Services for City facilities. The division ensures that trees in the public right-of-ways are maintained, providing shade over 265 miles of City roadways, sidewalks, and municipal properties. This involves:
- inspecting trees and other foliage
- trimming and removing dead, infected, or otherwise hazardous trees and shrubs
- trimming or removal of trees and shrubs that may block driver and pedestrian sight lines or roadway clearances
Do I need a permit to remove a tree in my yard?
Yes. A permit must be obtained to remove any canopy tree within Oviedo City limits. Trees such as palms, fruit, or the understory varieties (i.e. Crape Myrtle) do not require a permit for removal.
To request a permit, please contact Chris Wenner, Contract Compliance Inspector, at email@example.com or call (407) 971-5671.
Do I need a permit to plant a tree in the right-of-way or parkway?
No. However, the tree must be pruned to allow safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians, as well as to maintain a safe line of sight. Clearances that must be maintained are:
- 13 feet 8 inches over roadways
- 8 feet over sidewalks
- 3 feet or less for shrubs
Please be aware that any plantings in the public right-of-way may be trimmed by City maintenance personnel or contract personnel.