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  1. Why enact a tree ordinance? Planning ahead saves later costs

  2. Dead trees are costly to tax payers: Reduction of unhealthy trees can reduce storm damage costs.

  3. Dead trees on private property can damage public property 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.

  4. Trees are are also assets. Trees reduce stormwater run-off, cool the air and increase property value.

  5. Trees beautify the City and encourage outdoor activities.

  6. Comparison studies show trees increase spending in commercial areas

  7. Article about 3 Oaks from Mount Vernon seedlings –(George Washington trees in Kline Park) Trees are a part of our heritage:

  8. Let’s reduce unhealthy trees and manage our future natural resources.

  9. A tree ordinance is a step towards becoming a Tree City. 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.