Sunday, March 1, 2009

City tree code rewrite, more than a year in the making, still leaves issues unadressed; Denton, TX; 2/28/09

City readies tree code for vote Denton Record Chronicle - Denton,TX,USA
Some said the plan leaned too heavily toward tree replacement, rather than preservation, and complained it would allow clear-cutting in some cases. Others said it still lacked enough incentives for developers to save trees.
Like the current code, the proposal would require a permit for many tree removals. The applicant would submit an inventory of trees on the site and a plan for mitigating their removal, either by planting new trees on- or off-site or paying into a city-managed tree fund — options already offered to developers.

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