Belmont Tree Ordinance

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This ordinance is intended to promote the following specific goals:
1. Optimize and appropriately manage the overall tree canopy.
2. Promote the growth and maintenance of healthy trees, with emphasis on native, drought tolerant, and locally adapted species.
3. Encourage the replacement of trees removed by necessity.
4. Develop and sustain the age and species diversity of the City’s tree population.
5. Maintain an efficient and cost effective tree removal permit process for unsafe or unhealthy trees.
6. Create public awareness of the Tree Ordinance, the role of trees in our environment, and best practices for tree management.


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