In order to begin construction and get heavy equipment into the lot, the contractor used the claw on an earth mover to claw away branches and other portions of an oak (a laurel oak, I believe) on the street side of the property. The contractor badly damaged the tree and it will likely die. There are no permits or contact information displayed at the construction site. I do not know whether the contractor has a permit to remove an oak tree.
A. Tree removal without permit