(a) In order to preserve and enhance one of the most valuable natural resources of the community and to protect the safety and welfare of its citizens, the Town of Cary may adopt ordinances to regulate the planting, removal, and preservation of trees and shrubs on public and private property within the Town. Any ordinance adopted pursuant to this section shall exclude property to be developed for single-family or duplex residential uses and shall exclude normal forestry activities conducted pursuant to a forestry management plan prepared or approved by a forester registered pursuant to Chapter 89B of the General Statutes.
(b) Prior to adopting an ordinance authorized by subsection (a) of this section, a public hearing shall be held before the Town Council for the Town of Cary. Notice of the hearing shall be given in accordance with G.S. 160A-364.
(N.C.S.L. Ch. 2000-108; Ord. No. 06-001, § 8, 2-9-2006)