Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Des Moines' proposed tree protection ordinance to be debated tonight; Des Moines, IA; 4/22/09

Pros, cons of Des Moines tree ordinance are argued tonight - Des Moines,IA,USA
New regulations to protect trees in Des Moines will be debated tonight at a public meeting that could pit the interests of conservationists against developers.The ordinance would require permits in order to cut down trees under certain circumstances.One side wants consistent rules with clear consequences for violators. The other favors case-by-case flexibility."The idea of looking at ways to protect the urban forest is a good one, but we have to do it in a way that's affordable," City Manager Rick Clark said.

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