Urban Forest Preservation Act:
On January 22, 2003, the DC Council passed the Urban Forest Preservation Act (UFPA) of 2002. The Act establishes an urban forest preservation program, requires permits for Special Tree removals or replacements and establishes a Tree Fund to be used to plant trees and defray costs associated with the implementation of this act. Chapter 37 (Special Trees) of Title 24 District of Columbia Municipal Regulations (DCMR) was amended in June 2009 to include an income-contingent program to help District residents offset the cost of removing hazardous Special Trees. This program effective January 1, 2010.