For tree removal purposes, the Greater Charleston area is divided into.
The minimum clearance from grand trees during development is based on the following formula: A 24” D.B.H. tree requires a minimum clearance of 12’ from the base of the tree, plus an additional one foot (1’) of clearance for every three D.B.H. inches (3”) in excess of twenty-four (24) (i.e., a tree having a D.B.H. of thirty-six inches (36”) must have a minimum clearance of sixteen feet (16’) between its base.
Tree Removal Guidelines. When submitting a request for tree permit through your city, town, county, or HOA; our certified arborists are standing by to assist you with a wealth of tools at our disposal including compilation of tree risk assessments, arborist letters, and custom tree detail reports. Most tree removal permit requests will require the DBH (diameter at breast height) which is measured at approximately.
As experienced tree experts we are familiar with these guidelines and would be happy to help answer any questions you have. City of Charleston Tree Removal Guidelines Single-family residential properties, all trees 24″ and greater are protected and require permit with exception of Pines and Sweet Gums.
TREE REMOVAL REQUEST Use this form if you would like to request a permit to remove a tree. The tree will be inspected by a member of our Zoning staff who will contact you with the results of the inspection within 14 days of request. Identify the trees proposed from removal with appropriate markings (i.e. ribbon) A Zoning Inspector will come do an inspection of the tree and if needed have the Urban Forester also inspect After the inspection an email will be sent either approving or denying the application The following is.
must be submitted to the Charleston County Board of Zoning Appeals, where it must be proved that the tree presents a hardship. The requested Grand Tree(s) and protected tree(s) may be removed only where approved by the Board.
The Board may require replacement trees. If I cut down a healthy Grand Tree what will happen?File Size: KB. Removal of any tree greater than 24” DBH will require a site visit and permit. For multi-family units a buffer must be retained and trees of 8” or more are protected. Call for information or to apply for a permit. Homeowners must pull their own tree removal permits in Charleston County.