What is a heritage tree?
A heritage tree is any native tree designated as irreplaceable by the City, due to its size, age, historic, aesthetic, or cultural significance. Generally, the tree must be a native tree like a Live Oak, Southern Magnolia, Southern Red Cedar or other native species and have a diameter breast height (DBH) of at least thirty-six (36) inches.

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1. Does the City of Fernandina Beach have a tree ordinance?
2. Do I need a permit to remove a tree from my property?
3. My tree is dead, do I still need a permit to remove it?
4. What is DBH?
5. How do I obtain a permit to remove a tree?
6. What happens if I remove a tree(s) without a permit?
7. I think someone has removed, or is removing a tree without a permit, what should I do?
8. A tree has fallen into a City Street, what should I do?
9. What is a heritage tree?
10. I think I have a heritage tree on my property, what do I do to get it designated?