Awendaw Tree Ordinance


In the county of Awendaw, trees greater than 18″ DBH can be removed when the tree has become diseased, dead or dying. Other factors may include:

  1. Trees pose a safety hazard to nearby buildings, or pedestrian or vehicular traffic;
  2. Trees prevent essential grade changes or all reasonable utility installations;
  3. Trees prevent all reasonable site configurations;
  4. Trees are within the footprint of a proposed residential structure, as shown on a site plan;
  5. Removal of trees is the only reasonable means by which building, zoning, subdivision, health, public safety, or other Town requirements can be met.

If the tree, with a DBH of 18” of greater, does not fall under the list above, the request may be authorized through the Board of Zoning Appeals.

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