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Proposal To Protect City Trees Will Get A Hearing This Week

Tuesday, May 16, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Hill

After months of informal discussions, an updated tree protection ordinance is scheduled for a Louisville Metro Council committee hearing this week, though it’s not expected to get a vote.

The ordinance was introduced late last year. It primarily affects trees in public rights-of-way, like the strip of grass between the sidewalk and the street. Those trees have long been the responsibility of private property owners, and the city requires permits to plant, prune or remove them.

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