Board revises ordinance for tree conservation

December 02, 1992

Carroll's county commissioners voted yesterday to change one of the tree-retention priorities outlined in the county's

proposed forest-conservation ordinance.

On a 2-1 vote, the commissioners decided to make trees 30 inches or more in diameter a priority, up from 26 inches in diameter, which was initially proposed in the state-mandated ordinance.

Commissioner President Donald I. Dell said changing that priority to 30 inches -- the same as the state law -- "just made sense."

He said retaining larger trees would be less cumbersome to developers and others.

Commissioner Elmer C. Lippy voted against the change.

Neil Ridgely, Carroll's program manager for landscaping and forest conservation, said the change was something he "could live with."

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