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Escambia County property owner ordered to stop cutting Heritage Oak tree down

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An Escambia County property owner has been ordered to stop cutting down a tree.

The Oak tree sits on the corner of Michigan Avenue and Chicago Avenue.

A viewer saw the tree coming down and called Channel 3 News.

We soon found out no permit was issued for removal. Code enforcement visited the site.

They found it's a 65-inch Heritage Oak, and ordered the removal to stop.

Permits are required for removing trees more than 12-inches in diameter.

Any Oak tree over 60-inches across is considered a Heritage Oak.

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