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The DC Code: § 8-651.04 Preservation of Special Trees; permits; penalties.

Index8 Environmental and Animal Control and Protection (Refs & Annos)
a
It shall be unlawful for any person or nongovernmental entity, without a Special Tree removal permit issued by the Mayor, to Top, cut down, remove, girdle, break, or destroy any Special Tree.
b
The Mayor shall issue a Special Tree removal permit under this section where the applicant has:
1
Shown that the Special Tree in question is a Hazardous Tree;
2
Shown that the Special Tree in question is of a species that has been identified, by regulation, as appropriate for removal;
3
Paid into the Tree Fund an amount equal to $35 for each inch of the circumference of the Special Tree in question; or
4
Averred in a signed Special Tree removal permit application that the applicant will plant, in compliance with the applicable regulations, a quantity of saplings whose aggregated circumference equals or exceeds the circumference of the Special Tree in question.
c
The showings required by subsection (b) of this section may be satisfied by a combination of payments and plantings pursuant to subsection (b)(3) and (b)(4) of this section.
d
A violation of subsection (a) of this section, or a failure to comply with the conditions contained in a Special Tree removal permit, shall constitute a violation subject to a fine of not less than $100 per each inch of the circumference of the Special Tree in question.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For Law 14-309, see notes following § 8-651.01. DC CODE § 8-651.04 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(June 12, 2003, D.C. Law 14-309, § 104, 50 DCR 888.)