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Beach Lover
Sep 13, 2021
Walton County FL
The Walton County Planning Department invites you to one or more of the following workshops to discuss proposed changes to the Land Development Code related to tree protection and preservation requirements. All workshops will be similar in format, regardless of location, and the public is encouraged to provide input at one or more workshop event locations. The various locations are provided for your convenience.

Your input is important and will help the county ensure that the Land Development Code continues to both serve the needs of all county citizens and protect the environment while also providing a high-quality built environment.

March 15, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Walton County Courthouse Annex
31 Coastal Centre Boulevard
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Date: March 29, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Freeport Commons BCC Boardroom
842 State Highway 20 E., Suite 118
Freeport, FL 32439

Date: April 5, 2022
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Defuniak Springs Courthouse
571 U.S. Highway 90 East
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433

Jim Tucker

Beach Fanatic
Jul 12, 2005
Good info here -

For the purposes of our review, we grouped tree ordinances into three basic categories:

- Street tree ordinances primarily cover the planting and removal of trees within public rights-of-way.
They often contain provisions governing maintenance or removal of private trees which pose a
hazard to the traveling public. Also included in this category are ordinances with tree planting
requirements, such as those requiring tree planting in parking lots.

- Tree protection ordinances are primarily directed at providing protection for native trees or trees
with historical significance. They usually require that a permit be obtained before protected trees can
be removed, encroached upon, or in some cases, pruned.

- View ordinances are designed to help resolve conflicts between property owners that result when
trees block views or sunlight.
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