Clackamas County may ban urban clear cuts:
After a brief explosion of interest and nine months cooking in a task force, the county has finally come up with the meat of a tree-cutting ordinance to prevent clear cuts of properties in the urban area.
Urban Green, a group of local advocates for tree protection, rallied after a parcel with 200 old-growth trees was cleared, Chips Janger told the Clackamas Review last year. When the county said it couldn’t do anything, Urban Green put together a proposal for a tree ordinance, which has been hashed over with staff and other community partners since.
What has emerged is a compromise, meeting the group’s concerns and offering some protection while taking into account an important issue for the county.