Why enact a tree ordinance?. Planning ahead saves later costs. Dead trees are costly to tax payers:. Reduction of unhealthy trees can reduce storm damage costs. Dead trees on private property can damage public property. Today tax payers pay for clean-up on public property when trees fall.
Planning ahead saves later costs
Reduction of unhealthy trees can reduce storm damage costs.
Today tax payers pay for clean-up on public property when trees fall.
This ordinance would allow recovery of costs of clean-up from property owners previously notified to take care of a hazardous tree.
Trees reduce stormwater run-off, cool the air and increase property value.
Trees are a part of our heritage:
Tree City is a designation that identifies the community as one that cares about their environment and increases points for many types of grants.
A Tree Board advisory committee from City Beautiful can educate the public about good environmental management, nominate heritage trees, and give advise for planting selections on public property.