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(A) To the extent that is economical and practical, natural vegetation, particularly large trees, shall be protected and preserved within the subdivision. Features and buffer areas to be protected and preserved shall be delineated on the preliminary plat and keyed to an appropriate statement of intent which is shown on the plat.
(B) Natural vegetation existing on slopes of 25% or greater, in wetlands, within 100 feet of a perennial watercourse or wetland, and within 55 feet of an intermittent stream shall be left undisturbed as a buffer area during subdivision and development, provided:
(1) Access paths and view corridors or sight lines may be cleared along waterways, lakes, or wetlands. In general, trees larger than ten inches d.b.h. shall not be removed; and
(2) Where natural vegetation is removed, it shall be replaced with other vegetation equally effective in retarding erosion and preserving natural appearance.
(Ord. passed 8-10-1989) Penalty, see § 154.999