The number, approved species and size of the trees that would need to be planted (if any) is up to the City of Clearwater and they determine this at the time of the permitting. If replacements are required, O’Neil’s can give you an estimate for replacement once this information is known. Additionally, the city has the discretion to require “mitigation fees” to make up for the loss of the tree to the city. These fees are used by the city to replenish the number of trees within the given city. We would do what we can to minimize the amount of these fees for you, but should they be required, and you still decide to remove the tree, the mitigation fees would become an additional cost for the customer.