Commissioners back a local forestation law CARROLL COUNTY

November 13, 1992

WESTMINSTER -- Bucking pressure from developers, the county commissioners yesterday unanimously voted to support a locally drafted law to preserve Carroll's forests.

The decision means that they have accepted the proposed ordinance in principle rather than scrapping it to consider the state law, something local developers had urged them to do.

Under Carroll's proposed law, anyone who disturbs 25,000 square feet or more of land would be required to draft a plan to replace any trees felled during development. It also would require the planting of trees where none previously existed under certain criteria in other zoning classifications, such as agriculture.

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