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Tree pruning and town ordinances


Trees are a major part of our landscapes. They can make a town memorable in a negative way or memorable in a positive way. Trees can brand a community. They are worth a monetary value for the air they clean, the erosion they can stop, the cooling capacity they provide and their aesthetic value. If we lived in an ideal world where all the trees, we planted were the proper tree in the proper location, then there would not need to be ordinances for trees placed too close to a sidewalk and creating overhanging limbs blocking visibility of traffic signs further down the road.

Ordinances are...

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