A tree removal permit is required for all heritage oak trees. No person shall remove, purposefully damage, or purposefully cause a heritage oak tree to die. A removal permit may be approved when the Town has determined that:
1. The Heritage Oak is dead, diseased beyond reclamation, hazardous, or crowded and that good horticultural practices dictate its removal; or
2. The Heritage Oak is interfering with existing utilities, structures, improved surfaces, or right-of-way to the extent that the pruning or other measures will not correct the problem; or
3. Special conditions exist which indicate that removal of the Heritage Oak is otherwise of net benefit to the Town and its residents.