§ 8.36.010 PURPOSE.
   The town derives much of its character and beauty from its large trees and natural setting. Significant portions of the town are forested with redwood, oak, bay, madrone, Douglas fir, pine and other native tree species. The preservation of these trees enhances the town's natural scenic beauty and enhances the quality of the community. In addition, these trees help prevent the erosion of topsoil, protect against flood and landslides, reduce carbon dioxide, counteract the pollutants in the air, create wildlife habitat, maintain the climatic balance, and decrease wind velocities. Therefore, it is necessary for the health and welfare of the citizens of the town to enact regulations controlling removal and preservation of trees within the town.
(Ord. 743, passed 7-1-2009)