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The City of Winter Park is dealing with a rash of pushy tree service companies, where residents are being informed they must hire them to trim their trees or face a fine.
Tree companies are reportedly going door-to-door in Winter Park, claiming that home owners are violating City Code with their mismanaged trees. They then offer “steep discounts” if they hire their company to do the service. They City is reporting that some of the outfits are actually damaging the trees they are working on, because they have no idea what they’re doing.
Winter Park residents should contact the Urban Forestry Division for free consults on any questionable trees before hiring a tree trimming service. You can do so by emailing them at [email protected]. If they find that you do need to remove something, look for a certified arborist HERE.