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Penn State Extension: Municipal Tree Commissions and Tree Ordinance
October 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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Municipal Tree Commissions and Tree Ordinance: Do They Support Community Development?
Tree-lined streets and parks beautify our communities, enhance them economically, and improve the quality of our environment. Unfortunately some of these communities are in need of expertise to take care of their trees in a proper way.
These communities might have a volunteer shade tree commission that utilizes a street tree ordinance that protects both the trees from pests and other threats as well as protect citizens from being impacted by the trees.
An important tool for communities that have street trees is a street tree ordinance.
This webinar will briefly discuss police power, enabling legislation, and public participation in decision making. It will introduce common sections of street and park tree ordinances including purpose, creation of tree commission, hazardous/nuisance trees on public and private property, permits, violations and enforcement, arboricultural standards, and tree planting lists.
A contrast between municipal street tree ordinance and other types of environmental ordinances will also be provided.
Approved for 1.25 CM credit
More information contact Peter Wulfhorst, 570-296-3400.