Tree Work Planner

GreenTopps Tree Services

Use these pages as a guide to help you in your tree work ideas and planning.

Select a tab that represents your location to start. You can always call us at (941) 468-1655 Anytime to schedule a free consultation.

For a full list of tree services GreenTopps offers, Click HERE

North Port

City of North Port Tree Protection Regulations

A tree removal permit is required if the following conditions are met:

(partial list, see Sec. 45-7 & 45-8 use link above for full list)

  • Removal of the tree will bring the property’s tree canopy below 35%.
  • If the tree is classified as a Heritage Tree
    • Diameter is > 30″ at breast/chest height, see Sec. 45-12 use link above for full definition.
  • If a property owner in a residential subdivision, Residential Single-Family (RSF), Residential Manufactured Home (RMH)
Fines / Penalties for Tree Removal without Permit

(full explanation of penalties outlined in Sec. 45-14 Section B in link above)

  • Residential: $250.00 per tree OR $2,500.00 fine shall be assessed per 10,000 square feet of lot/parcel if multiple trees.
  • Non-Residential: $500.00 per tree OR $5,000.00 fine shall be assessed per 10,000 square feet of lot/parcel if multiple trees.

It is best to have GreenTopps Tree Services come out and handle tree removal for you.

You can use our calculator below to estimate your tree canopy coverage per square feet and tree selection.
You can find your land area HERE top Right Column, 1st item on County Site
 
This is your Total Available Tree Canopy square footage (or points as some people call it)
 

After you select trees below, this part will below tell if you are within the 35% allowed.

Total Tree Sq Ft / Points Selected Below
 
Sq Ft / Points Remaining
 
Once you are finished, please Download and fill out the application for Land Clearing Permit. and Call
(941) 468-1655 GreenTopps
Tree Services to schedule an appointment.

Tree Selection

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Tree Name Square Feet Amount
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - American Elm American Elm 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Arborvitae Arborvitae 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Bald Cypress Bald Cypress 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Black Mesquite Black Mesquite 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Black Olive Black Olive 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Black Tupelo Black Tupelo 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Bottle Brush Bottle Brush 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Camphor Camphor 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Carolina Ash Carolina Ash 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Catalpa Catalpa 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Cherry Laurel Cherry Laurel 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Chinese Elm Chinese Elm 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Common Persimmon Common Persimmon 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Crepe Myrtle Crepe Myrtle 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Dahoon Holly Dahoon Holly 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - East Palatka Holly East Palatka Holly 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Eucalyptus Eucalyptus 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Geiger Tree Geiger Tree 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Glaucous Cassia Glaucous Cassia 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Golden Poinciana Golden Poinciana 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Golden Rain Tree Golden Rain Tree 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Green Buttonwood Green Buttonwood 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Holly Holly 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Hong Kong Orchid Hong Kong Orchid 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Jacaranda Jacaranda 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Live Oak Live Oak 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Loblolly Bay Loblolly Bay 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Loblolly Pine Loblolly Pine 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Longleaf Pine Longleaf Pine 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Loquat Loquat 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Magnolia Southern Magnolia Southern 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Mahoe Mahoe 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Mahogony Mahogony 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Marlberry Marlberry 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Norfolk Island Pine Norfolk Island Pine 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Pigeon Plum Pigeon Plum 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Pignut Hickory Pignut Hickory 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Pink Trumpet Pink Trumpet 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Podocarpus Podocarpus 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Pond Apple Pond Apple 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Pond Cypress Pond Cypress 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Red Bay Red Bay 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Red Cedar Red Cedar 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Red Maple Red Maple 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Red Mulberry Red Mulberry 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Royal Poinciana Royal Poinciana 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Sand Live Oak Sand Live Oak 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Sand Pine Sand Pine 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Sea Grape Sea Grape 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Shumard Oak Shumard Oak 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Silk Floss Silk Floss 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Silk Oak Silk Oak 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Silver Buttonwood Silver Buttonwood 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Simpson Stopper Simpson Stopper 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Slash Pine Slash Pine 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Southern Red Oak Southern Red Oak 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Sugarberry Sugarberry 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Sweet Bay Magnolia Sweet Bay Magnolia 500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Sweet Gum Sweet Gum 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Sycamore Sycamore 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Torulosa Juniper Torulosa Juniper 1000
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Water Hickory Water Hickory 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Water Oak Water Oak 1500
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Wax Myrtle Wax Myrtle 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Weeping Yaupon Holly Weeping Yaupon Holly 250
GreenTopps Landscaping, Lawn Service, Lawn Care, Tree Service, North Port, FL: Tree Planner - Winged Elm Winged Elm 1500

Sarasota County Trees Ordinance

A tree removal permit is required if the following conditions are met:

(partial list, see Sec. 54-586 use link above for full list)

  • Trees pose a safety hazard to people, flow of traffic, buildings, vehicles and / or utility lines.
  • Tree prevents access to a lot.
  • Tree prevents development of a lot.
  • Tree is damaged, diseased or weakened caused by age, storm or fire
  • Tree qualifies as a Grand Tree, see calculations below
Exceptions

(partial list, see Sec. 54-585 use link above for full list)

  • Exotic Tree (Brazilian Pepper, Punk or Melaleuca, Australian Pine, Carrotwood, Chinaberry or Chinese Tallow)
  • Emergency Removal due to lose of utilities
Fines / Penalties for Tree Removal without Permit

(full explanation of penalties outlined in Sec. 54-591 Section B in link above)

  • Grand Tree: $500 / Diameter at Breast Height (DBH)

It is best to have GreenTopps Tree Services come out and handle tree removal for you.

You can use our calculator below to estimate if your tree qualifies as a Grand Tree that requires a permit.
This calculator is not a legally binding reference for the county. It is a guide to help you in budgeting your tree service plans.
If you need help identifying your tree search our site HERE
 

Use this image to guide you below to take the proper measurements.

GreenTopps Tree Service | Sarasota County

Measure Around the Trunk (in INCHES)
 
Rough Estimate Here (in FEET)
 
Measure from one end of the dripline to the next, see Diagram (in FEET)

GreenTopps Tree Service | Sarasota County

Measure from one end of the dripline to the next, see Diagram (in FEET)
 
Diameter * 3.14
 
((AA + BB) / 2)/4
 

  has a Minimum Point Value of  

Total Points of Your  

Once you are finished, please Download and fill out the Sarasota County Tree Permit Application and Call
(941) 468-1655 GreenTopps
Tree Services to schedule an appointment.

Charlotte County Trees Ordinance

A tree removal permit is required if the following conditions are met:

(partial list, see Sec. 3-2-187 use link above for full list)

  • All native trees (per Sec. 3-2-186 subsection (k) ) if they are greater than 4 caliper inches
  • Any Palm (per Sec. 3-2-186 Subsection (k) ) with greater than 6 feet of clear trunk.
Exceptions

(partial list, see Sec. 3-2-188 use link above for full list)

  • Removal of dead trees.
  • Removal of non-native trees (not outlines in Sec. 3-2-186 subsection (k) )
  • Removal of native trees in within utility, drainage, and road right-of-way easements. See Sec. 3-2-188 subsection (a)(9) for more details
Fines / Penalties for Tree Removal without Permit

(full explanation of penalties outlined in Sec. 3-2-203 subsection (c) in link above)

  • 1st offense, the fee is four times the original tree removal fee.
  • 2nd offense in one calendar, same as 1st offense plus $150
  • Multiple offenses in one calendar, same as 1st offense plus $500 for each occurrence.

It is best to have GreenTopps Tree Services come out and handle tree removal for you.

You can use our calculator below to estimate if your tree qualifies as a Grand Tree that requires a permit.
We built this calculator from the Official Charlotte County Tree Point Worksheet
This calculator is not a legally binding reference for the county. It is a guide to help you in budgeting your tree service plans.

Enter the Caliper (in inches) of Your Trees (except PALMS)

For Palm trees, enter the number of Palms planted

If multiple of the same trees just add in the total amount for all the trees (except PALMS)

Example: You have 2 Baycedar Trees, the first has a caliper of 11 inches, the 2nd has 8 inches. Just enter 19 into the Baycedar value box.
If you need help identifying your tree search our site HERE

Use this image to guide you below to take the proper measurements.

GreenTopps Tree Service | Charlotte County

Acacia (native)

American Holly (native)

Bald Cypress (native)

Baycedar (native)

Black Mangrove (native)

Black Olive (non-native)

Blolly (native)

Bottlebrush (non-native)

Bluejack Oak (native)

Button Bush (native)

Buttonwood (native)

Catclaw Blackbeard (native)

Chapman Oak (native)

Cherry Laurel (native)

Chinese Elm (non-native)

Coastal Plain Willow (native)

Coconut Palm (native-palm)

Crape Myrtle (non-native)

Dahoon Holly (native)

East Palatka Holly (native)

Everglades / Paurotis Palm (native-palm)

Florida Elm (native)

Florida Fiddlewood (native)

Florida Royal Palm (native-palm)

Golden Rain Tree (non-native)

Gumbo-Limbo (native)

Hercules-Club / ToothacheTree (native)

Jerusalem Thorn (non-native)

Laurel Oak (native)

Lime Prickly-Ash (native)

Live Oak (native)

Loblobby Bay (native)

Longleaf (native)

Longleaf Pine (native)

Loquat (non-native)

Mahogany (native)

Myrtle Oak (native)

Pignut Hickory (native)

Pond Cypress (native)

Pop Ash (native)

Red Bay (native)

Red Mangrove (native)

Red Mulberry (native)

Royal Poinciana (non-native)

Sabal / Cabbage Palm (native-palm)

Sand Live Oak (native)

Sand Pine (native)

Sea Grape (native)

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus (non-native)

South Florida Slash Pine (native)

Southern Magnolia (native)

Southern Red Cedar (native)

Southern Red Maple (native)

Stoppers (native)

Sugarberry / Hackberry (native)

Swamp Tupeolo / Black Gum (native)

Sweetbay (native)

Sweetgum (native)

Sycamore (native)

Tree of Gold (non-native)

Turkey Oak (native)

Walter Viburnum (native)

Washington Palm (non-native)

Water Oak (native)

Wax Myrtle (native)

White Mangrove (native)

Yaupon Holley (native)

Yellow Poinciana (non-native)

PROHIBITED TREES

Australian Pine

Banyan Tree

Brazilian Pepper

Carrotwood

Chinese Tallow

Cuban Laurel

Eucalyptus

Indian Rosewood

Melaleuca

Rubber Tree

Silk Oak

Weeping Fig

The total square feet of development for the property
 
This is the base number used to calculate below.
 
MINIMUM Native Tree Points (B on worksheet)
 
MAXIMUM Non Native Tree Points (C on worksheet)
 
MAXIMUM Palm Tree Points
 
Native Tree Points Selected (if Retained)
 
Native Tree Points Selected (if Installed)
 
Non Native Tree Points Selected (Retained / Installed)
 
Palm Tree Points Selected
 
Once you are finished, please Download and fill out the Charlotte County Tree Permit Application and Call
(941) 468-1655 GreenTopps
Tree Services to schedule an appointment.