If enacted, the Act would significantly strengthen existing tree protection laws across the District.
However, the Act could be even stronger. Casey Trees is proposing:
- Lowering the minimum size of Special Trees, now at 55 inches, to 40 inches.
- Close the tree maintenance loophole to prevent Tree Fund money being spent on tree removal
- Specifying that Tree Fund money may be used to plant trees on both public and private lands
John H. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, Room 500
Friday, October 2