Tree Ordinance Continued

  • The Boulder City Council delayed a vote for the second time on regulations to create licensing requirements for certified arborists, obligate property owners to maintain trees on their property and City right-of-ways and set tree-protection requirements as part of the site review and subdivision standards. Under the proposal, anyone who charges fees to plant trees, prune them, cut them down or apply pesticides would have to be licensed by the City. “Landscaping or a mulched sod-free base around the tree and sufficient irrigation” are specified as homeowner responsibilities in the ordinance. Concerns about the licensing requirement led the Council to continue the discussion.

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