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It is the public policy of the City of Hudson to maintain existing trees and to provide for and encourage the planting of new trees within the City of Hudson to the greatest extent possible. In addition to adding to the scenic beauty of the City of Hudson, the maintenance and preservation of trees and wooded areas tends to preserve the ecology through the filtering effect of trees on air pollutants. Trees also help to absorb sound, prevent erosion of topsoil, provide nesting areas for birds and other wildlife, provide windbreaks and shaded areas, and increase property values by adding to the aesthetic quality of land. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to provide regulations for the planting of new trees and the maintenance and preservation of existing trees on public, commercial and industrial properties in the City of Hudson. This chapter shall be administered to complement the Tree and Vegetative Protection provisions of the Land Development Code.
(Ord. 00-53. Passed 7-5-00.)