Ruling on tree removal amended
After succesfully petitioning the Florida government, Florida Chapter ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) successfully convinced the 2022 Florida Legislature to revise the state law regulating tree removal on residential property.
The legislation, SB 0518, was signed into law by the Governor and goes into effect on July 1. The Florida Chapter ISA sought changes to deliver needed clarity to ISA-certified arborists and Florida residents as to what was meant statutorily when a tree presented a danger and what documentation was needed by homeowners to lawfully remove trees from their properties.
Let's hope this makes home-owners aware the need for certified arborists befor hiring anyone to take down or over-trim trees without any knowledge.
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Luc Limbourg is a graduate of ArtCenter College of Design, the owner of Green Team landscapes, an FNGLA certified horticulturalist, landscape designer and exam judge.