College Station Tree Preservation Ordinance – What Do YOU Think?

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College Station Tree Preservation Ordinance – What Do YOU Think?

March 26, 2009 the College Station City Council is having a workshop to review the current draft of the College Station Tree Preservation Ordinance.

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Are you ready for the City of College Station to tell you what trees you can cut down?

The City of College Station City’s Tree Preservation Ordinance Purpose states:

  • The purpose and intent of this Section is to promote the preservation of trees and tree stands during construction to facilitate site design and construction that contributes to the long-term viability of existing trees and to develop a process to control the removal of trees. It is further the purpose of this ordinance to prevent the untimely and indiscriminate removal or destruction of trees, maintain and enhance a positive image of the City and to protect trees and promote the ecological, environmental and aesthetic values of the City.

Are you ready to have to get a permit to cut a tree? Are you ready to APPLY for a permit to grade your property if there is a tree larger than 8 inches in diameter?

If you are outside the City Limits think you don’t have to worry? Sorry – right now the draft says –

  • Tree protection requirements will apply to all property in the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) in conjunction with development and subdivision plats.

Yes, there are some exemptions. Yes this is only a draft. BUT, will this become law for the City of College Station? Do we need more regulation to limit real estate development? Do we need more governmental interference?

Remember in 2009 the College Station City Council has landlords registering their properties if they are renting –  with a fee of course. This College Station Tree Ordinance is just ONE MORE…..

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