Tree Ordinance News

Here’s the latest information on tree regulation in Georgia and the U.S.


TREE CANOPY GOALS

While searching the internet for information on tree canopy goals, we came across this blog by Ian Leahy, Director of Urban Forest Programs for American Forests, published in January 2017:

Why We No Longer Recommend a 40 Percent Urban Tree Canopy Goal

Since 1997 the American Forests recommendation of 40 percent tree canopy cover was a standard.  This blog describes why that might not fit for your community and discusses the factors you need to consider before setting a tree canopy cover goal.


CONSTRUCTION DETAILS?

One of our website users has asked where she could find a construction detail for the use of mulch and plywood for protecting tree roots in areas where there will be construction traffic within the critical root zone of a tree to be retained on a site.  Do you have such a detail?  If so, please send us the details at treeordzone@gufc.org so that we can pass it along and make it available on this website.  Thank you!


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Updated January 2018

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