John's Creek, Georgia

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​Tree Removal Permit Required: YES
*​*All Specimen Trees and DDH specimen/ buffer trees require tree removal approval.

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Quick facts:

Specimen Tree Definition
Any tree in fair or better condition which equals or exceeds the following diameter sizes:

Large hardwoods (General) = +27” DBH (ex. Oaks, Maples, Yellow Poplars, and Hickories)
Large Hardwoods (Beeches) = +24” DBH (Beech-like species)
Large Softwoods = +24” DBH (ex. Pines and Cedars)
Small Flowering = +10” DBH (ex. Dogwoods, Redbuds, Cherries, and Sourwoods)

Dead, Dying, Hazardous (DDH) Definition​
A tree posing immediate hazard or danger to a person or property due to imminent failure in part or whole.

​Contact Terrence Byrd, Environmental Compliance Manager, at 678-512-3291 or

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