|CONTROLLING INVASIVE PLANTS|
Sewall's Point is a designated TREE CITY. Our trees are important to us! Therefore we hope to educate you on Invasives....
"Invasive Plants are non-native plants that grow and reproduce so quickly that they crowd out, overrun, shade, and eventually kill native plants. This negatively impacts wildlife and the fauna of an area.
Invasive plants are a true threat to Florida's natural beauty.
The most visible and common "invasive plants " on Sewall's Point are "invasive trees" such as the Brazilian Pepper, Melaleuca, Australian Pine and the Carrotwood.
If you have one of the above trees or any other "invasive," you are required by State and local law to remove it. The best manner to do so is to cut the tree down and then immediately paint the remaining tree with extra-strength Round-Up.
Before you cut down an invasive tree, call the Town of Sewall's Point at 772-287-2455 ext. 13. Ask for the building department head if you have any questions or concerns.
You want to be sure it is an "invasive" as Sewall's Point requires a permit to cut down non-invasive trees and has hefty fines for those who do not get a permit!
The following link, from the University of Florida, has photos and information to help educate you about Invasive Plants. The photos, especially in the INVASIVE TREES section, will help you identify "invasives."
Thank you for helping keep Sewall's Point beautiful!
Please visit The Plant Management Florida Waters Website for detailed information regarding Invasive Plants.