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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XLVI
Chapter 861
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F.S. 861.11
861.11 Penalty for cutting or destroying shade trees along public roads.
(1) The county commissioners of each county may prescribe that the public roads in their county shall not be less than 30 feet wide, and it shall be unlawful for any person to belt, cut, or destroy any shade trees on any public road or right-of-way without authority from the superintendent of public roads, supervisor, or overseer of the district in which said trees are situated.
(2) Each supervisor or overseer of each district in such counties shall enforce the provisions of this section by reporting the offenders to the nearest county court judge, and each offender shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. 1-3, ch. 5005, 1901; GS 3677; RGS 5620; CGL 7809; s. 1110, ch. 71-136; s. 34, ch. 73-334.