What is the cost to obtain a tree removal/relocation permit and why is a permit fee necessary?

Permit fees are necessary to offset the administrative cost of reviewing an issuing tree removal/relocation permits.  For removal or relocation of up to 2 trees on an existing single-family lot the application fee is $35, which includes the cost of inspections.  For more information contact the Landscape Division 954-693-8088 or Joseph_Jimenez@davie-fl.gov.  

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1. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
2. What is the cost to obtain a tree removal/relocation permit and why is a permit fee necessary?
3. Do I need a permit if the tree I am taking down is an invasive exotic species?
4. Can I take the tree down myself or do I need to hire a professional tree service company?
5. Do I need to replace a tree if I remove it?
6. Do I need a permit to relocate a tree?
7. When building a single family home or addition to an existing home, do I need the services of a landscape architect?
8. How many and what type of trees and shrubs do I need for a single family homesite?
9. How close to my house or sidewalk can I plant a tree?
10. Can I prune a tree myself and are there any regulations regarding pruning?