Tree Care Tips

Trees are one of our sources of oxygen; therefore removal of a tree is a last resort.  We need to care for this source for the lifespan of the tree.  In order to do this the dead wood must be removed. Tree care prevents dying and allows air-flow.

In this video you will learn how to care for a young tree:


  1. ‘Dead wooding ‘a tree helps by eliminating entry points of disease in larger limbs, this also enhances aromas.
  2. Thinning’ allows wind to flow through the tree safely, along with extra light and more sun.
  3. ‘Weight reduction’ makes the tree safer.
  4. ‘Root pruning’ protects paths and driveways from cracking and/or uneven surfaces.
  5. Individual branches, limbs over roofs, pool cages, sheds, paths, driveways and wires must be removed carefully.
  6. Stump removal’ – we leave you the mulch – it enables better use of your garden, flowers beds and lawns.

For more Tree Care Tips , please  refer to our links !!!

We trim trees (oak, live oak, hedges, fruit trees, etc.), and remove all debris…Proper tree care should be done only by professionals…!!!

By the way…have you ever seen a ‘Money Tree’ ?

( Check out this video and you will see what I mean )

SO…since money doesn’t really grow on trees, call our service today for a… free estimate !!!

 From the City’s  Arborists; Tree Removal Information      

Within the City of Clearwater most trees are considered protected trees. A protected tree is one that is four inches or greater in diameter at breast height (DBH). DBH is measured at four-and-one-half feet above the ground. Palms with 10 feet of clear trunk from the ground up to the first frond are also protected trees.

Protected trees require permits before they can be removed or relocated. A permit is not granted for the removal of a “specimen tree” or “historic tree.” These are trees the city determines to be of high value to the community because of type, size, age, exceptional quality or other professional criteria. There are some types of trees that are prohibited in the city and do not require a permit for removal. However, it is best to get city staff to confirm this before removing any tree.

The replacement of protected trees and palms is usually required. This may be done by planting other acceptable trees of the equivalent value/size or by paying a fee in lieu of replacement to the city’s tree bank. City staff will work with the applicant to determine the appropriate conditions of approval.



Please be aware of the following:

• A completed application and a $15 fee must be submitted to be considered for a permit, prior to tree removal. Up to five trees can be removed under one tree removal permit.

• Too extensive or improper tree trimming is often considered a removal. This can result in the death of the tree and/or create a hazardous tree that poses a threat to people and property.

• Removal of a protected tree without a permit can result in fines up to $5,000. The property owner is responsible for this fine. If a tree service or contractor is involved, they will also face fines.

• Contractors must remove all tree debris and are prohibited from leaving debris curbside for City of Clearwater collection.

Contact the city’s Land Resource Specialist at
(727) 562-4567 with tree removal questions.

And…don’t forget…


Rita and Danny


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