A dead, dying, diseased or hazardous tree on private property may be declared a nuisance and its removal forced if it threatens public streets or public property. [Sec. 158-110(1)]
Click here to learn more about the City of Atlanta's enforcement of the nuisance tree ordinance. If you have a nuisance tree that you want removed, be prepared to insist that the City follow through with a court order for removal if the property owner is non-responsive to the city arborist's request to remove the nuisance tree.