Section .0800 ‑ Urban And Community Forestry

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Published: 2015

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02 NCAC 60B .0801          DEFINITIONS

Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms as used in

this Section are defined as follows:

(1)           "Urban and community forestry" can be

defined as the protecting, developing, and managing groups or stands of trees

and related plant communities in suburban or metropolitan areas to:

(a)           enhance the natural beauty;

(b)           help abate city noises;

(c)           modify local temperatures;

(d)           help reduce air pollution;

(e)           provide natural areas for recreation;

(f)            provide food, cover, and habitat for


(g)           help maintain watersheds for quantity

production of quality water;

(h)           reduce soil erosion and stream


(i)            efficiently utilize forest products

produced in the urban areas;

(j)            provide protection from insects, diseases

and other harmful agents;

(2)           Community and Urban Area Recipients.  Qualifying

municipal and local governments with a population of less than 50,000 according

to the latest census known to the urban area or community, and settlements

containing 100 or more families who:

(a)           express an interest in program discussion,

(b)           establish a local tree ordinance, and

(c)           appoint a tree board;

(3)           Public Recipients.  Recipients include federal and

state agencies and educational institutions;

(4)           Private Recipients.  Private organizations;

utilities; private corporations and consultants; contractors, developers and

owners of residential and commercial property; homeowner associations;

individual homeowners and tenants may receive technical services through the

tree board;

(5)           "Secretary" shall mean the Secretary of

the Department of Natural Resources and Community Development;

(6)           "Department" shall mean the Department of

Natural Resources and Community Development;

(7)           "Program" shall mean the urban and

community forestry program as defined and described in this Section;

(8)           "Tree board" shall mean local governing

body, tree board, appearance committee or other official group assigned

jurisdiction for administration of a tree ordinance by the local governing

body;  It may be a committee, sub‑committee or other official group with

similar interests.  A tree ordinance will totally or in part delineate

requirements for street trees, place regulatory power over street trees on the

lands of the municipality, set protection standards for maintenance and care of

trees, govern private trees deemed a nuisance or a hazard to adjacent private

or public property, and serve as a policy statement for the community or urban



History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22; 106-1001; 143B‑10(j);

Eff. August 8, 1978;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 09C .1001 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without

substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.