Treasured Tree Removed, Homeowner May Take a Hit

Our Gardens  |  Our Town  |  November 6, 2019

A Local resident faces big fines for taking down an historic specimen tree without town permission. Its called a Lancepod Tree, a legally protected tree, and the only one of its kind on the island. Now, with the tree down, the clock is ticking before the fines kick in.

The home owner, resident Sunny Sessa, has until January 15, 2020, to replace the Lancepod tree with two trees of the same species, or face a 5,000 dollar fine.

The Garden Club of Palm Beach oversees the specimen tree program. The Towns facilities manager says it is up to homeowners to know what is growing on their property. (Return to Newsletter)

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