Raleigh Tree Ordinance Hearing Tonight

The Raleigh City Council is holding a public hearing on its tree ordinance tonight at 7 PM. It will be held in the City Council chamber, on the second floor of the Avery C. Upchurch Government Complex at 222 W. Hargett St.

The Capital Group of the Sierra Club fought hard for several years to get an ordinance that put stricter limitations on the practice of clear cutting, and helped produce a compromise that does a better job of protecting trees than the previous rules.

After two years, the Council is now reconsidering the ordinance, which city forestry specialist Andy Gilliam says is working.

At the very least, we would like to see the current regulations maintained, if not further strengthened in order to better protect trees.

Read this article in the N&O for more background, and please consider coming out tonight!

1 comment:

  1. Raleigh is known as the City of Oaks after all! Let's live up to the namesake.