Tree Ordinance Roswell

Tree Ordinance of Roswell

Below you will find the City of Roswell Tree Ordinances. Acorn Tree Care makes the process of removing unwanted or dead trees from your property as simple and painless as possible. We have provided this as a reference for our tree service customers in the Roswell area.

City of Roswell Tree Removial Permiting Contact Information

38 Hill St.
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: 770-641-3727

History of Roswell, GA

Roswell, GA, is situated around the northern banks of the Chattahoochee River inside a region that the Cherokee Indians once referred to as Enchanted Land. Native American Cherokee Indians and European settlers lived in tranquility with each other until gold was discovered in northern Georgia in 1828. The State of Georgia appropriated the Cherokee’s land in 1830, arbitrarily created the land into counties, and sent out parcels to bidders throughout the 1832 territory lottery. The Cherokee Indians were removed to Oklahoma on the notorious Trail of Tears in 1839.

In 1830, a man known as Roswell King who was the manager of Pierce Butler’s rice and cotton farms on Butler and St. Simons islands in Georgia found obtainable land for his own cotton farm amongst the Chattahoochee River and Vickery Creek. Roswell King had supervised over 500 slaves for Pierce Butler so he was a skilled slave master. In 1838 he moved about 75 slaves to work on his new cotton mill and another year later, he shaped the highly lucrative Roswell Manufacturing Company. A community of individuals created after Roswell King created cottages for his mill workers and offered parcels of land to his rich friends from coastal Georgia who built wonderful homes for themselves, created a church and opened up a school. On February 16, 1854, the Georgia State Assembly authorized a city charter and the City of Roswell was legally named.

The matter of slavery had a big effect on the history of Roswell since it defined Roswell’s social framework. Roswell King was a vicious slave owner who dedicated numerous actions which by today’s standards could well be regarded as crimes punishable by many years in jail yet he was regarded as being a model citizen in those days. In January of 1861, Georgia seceded from the Union and several of Roswell’s families fled to less dangerous locations. The Union cavalry led by Brigadier General Kenner Garrard arrived at Roswell on July 5, 1864. The Union Army demolished the cotton mill but they spared the church and many of Roswell’s homes. After the Civil War concluded, a lot of Roswell’s families went back to their properties, the cotton mill was reconstructed and the cotton industry resumed its key role in Roswell’s economy.

Destructive boll weevil problems during the 1910’s and 1920’s destroyed Georgia’s cotton plants and the Great Depression of the 1930’s ruined Georgia’s agrarian economy. Population growth and financial growth in Roswell throughout the 20th century stagnated until Georgia State Highway 400 leading northeast from Atlanta was finished. Towards the end of the 20th century, Roswell had become a booming suburban city with a diverse economic foundation and a well developed residential area.

The Code | City of Roswell Tree Ordinances

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Tree Emergency Contacts

As always in the case of any real emergency please get off of the internet and dial 911. Otherwise, here are links and phone numbers of  people that can help.

With any emergency, please assess the situation. For non-emergency police assistance use this number


Police Department
39 Hill St.
Roswell, GA 30075
Phone: 770-640-4100
Fax: 770-640-4271


Powerlines are often damaged and the power company must be notified as soon as possible.These are the contact numbers for the power companies that service Roswell.

Georgia Power: 888-660-5890
Jackson EMC:  770-963-6166
Sawnee EMC:  770-887-2363
Walton EMC:   770-972-2917

Contact your Insurance company. Most Homeowners policies cover damage from falling trees, be sure to call your agent as soon as possible.

Contact your local Arborist. Don’t have one? Thats ok, now you do.