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Homeowners Beware! Tree-Cutting Flyer

A tree company has been knocking on doors and distributing flyers to get business cutting down trees on Amelia Island. Despite City and County efforts, this has been going on since January. They are telling folks their trees are diseased, sick, rotten, or an insurance problem, when in fact that is not the case. This is not a local company and it is not reputable—they have serious complaints with the Better Business Bureau and Yelp. Homeowners who remove trees without proof of danger may violate Title XI Section 163.045 under Florida statutes as well as local City and County ordinances. (See below)

If you live in the City:

  • Call the police & report their soliciting: (904) 277-7342

  • Call David Neville, Urban Forester: (904) 310-3484

  • Call Code Enforcement: (904) 310-3440

If you live in the County:

  • Call Code Enforcement: (904) 530-6200

  • Call Garner Cox, County Arborist: (904) 832-4804

We need our trees for stormwater processing, protection from storm winds, temperature moderation, especially in the face of climate change and sea level rise.

Amelia Tree Conservancy

Amelia Tree


Under Florida law a property owner may not remove a tree without a certified arborist or licensed landscaper certifying that it poses a danger.

Applicable laws:

Florida Statute Title XI, Section 163.045

Unincorporated Amelia Island Tree Ordinance

City of Fernandina Beach Tree Ordinance

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