But, we can't guarantee that the decision is completely yours to make. Utah state law protects certain species, and there's a chance that the location of your home or that of the tree could stop you from moving forward with removal.
Removing a Utah Heritage Species Requires a Permit
- Has local, state or national historic significance
- Is exceptionally large or well-formed for the species
- Is quite old for a specimen of that particular species
- May be one of the last representatives of the species
Local Regulations May Interfere with Tree Removal
In addition, tree removal may require permission from your homeowners' association. Often, HOAs must be consulted when making landscaping decisions, and yours may only agree to removal if the specimen in question is a liability.
Make Sure You Own a Tree Before Planning on Removal
If any portion of the trunk is on the property line, you and your neighbor share ownership. And if you don't get their consent before removing it, you could be held financially liable in court.
Is Tree Removal Really Necessary?
The highly experienced arborists at Rivendell Tree Experts, a local industry leader serving Salt Lake City and the surrounding northern Utah area, offer free, no-obligation consultations. To discuss tree removal with a member of the Rivendell team, reach out to our Lehi office today.