The tree service company also could face some fines because of the lack of a permit approving the removal, but that name has not been released.
Depending on how the city wants to proceed with the punishment, all three parties in the case could be faced with up to $600 in replanting fees.
City Attorney Farwell was unavailable for comment on how he will proceed with issuing the fines, but the Clinton Tree Commission said it will not settle this until someone is held responsible.
"It's just frustrating that people don't think ahead of time to ask about these kinds of things, when they make such a huge visual change," commission member Nicky Baker said. "There are rules that need to be followed."