Tuesday, June 16, 2009

After a year of debate, Pensacola tree ordinance needs more review and discussion; Pensacola, FL

Tree ordinance back on city's agenda | pnj.com | Pensacola News Journal
Jamie Page • jepage@pnj.com • June 15, 2009
After nearly a year of delay, changes to the City of Pensacola’s tree and landscape ordinance are back on the City Council’s plate.
The council on July 10 backed off its vote on strengthening the tree ordinance designed to protect Pensacola’s older, large trees to allow more time for stakeholders on both sides of the issue to continue hashing out a compromise.
At a workshop Monday, the council discussed the latest proposal, which includes more than 30 notable changes, such as defining heritage trees by size and type, a steeper cost for removing a heritage tree for both residential and commercial property owners, revising the size of replacement trees and giving developers credit for planting additional landscaping.

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