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N. Hempstead amends tree code, creates preservation fund

N. Hempstead amends tree code, creates preservation fund
In an effort to preserve and restore trees in North Hempstead, the town board recently approved changes to the tree code, including the creation of a preservation fund that ensures removed trees are r

i pShare Tweet Email In an effort to preserve and restore trees in North Hempstead, the town board recently approved changes to the tree code, including the creation of a preservation fund that ensures removed trees are replaced.18 meeting, would also establish a tree advisory board and a preservation fund, which will be funded by payments in lieu of planting for residents who cannot replace trees on their property.All forfeited bonds will go to the preservation fund, according to the new tree code.Residents would have to deposit about $300 per tree to the preservation fund, if they cannot meet the requirements.

The preservation fund, he added, is vital because it will replace trees, but not at the expense of the taxpayer.Councilwoman Veronica Lurvey, who spearheaded the efforts, said the process took nearly a year after gathering feedback from local stakeholders and drafting several versions of the tree code.

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