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That depends on when your house was built. If your residential home was occupied on or before April 18, 2011, no Tree Removal Permit is required to remove any tree. If your home was built and occupied after April 18, 2011, a tree removal permit may be required depending on the size and type of tree. Refer to the Lakeway Code of Ordinances Section 24.02.405.
Most trees larger than 16 inches in diameter total will require a tree removal permit. A few species of trees do not require tree removal permits regardless of size, including Ashe juniper (aka cedar), chinaberry, hackberry and a few others. Refer to the section on Protected Trees in the Lakeway City Code of Ordinances Section 24.02.404.
Commercial property owners and homeowners with additional questions about tree removal permits and landscape alterations should call the Building and Development Services department at 512-314-7540.
Routine oak pruning is prohibited from February 1 through June 30 due to high risk of oak wilt infection. Emergency oak pruning may be allowed during this period if the oak is a public safety or property hazard. Call the City Forester at 512-314-7538 to discuss exceptions. More...
The fungus causes the water conducting system of the tree to become plugged so that the tree wilts and drops its leaves. Most infected oaks die within weeks or months. Oak Tree