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clearing residential lots

Posted by John Kasper , Mar 15,2005,12:27       Forum

I am chairman of our local Conservation Board (NY, USA) and have been asked to recommend a minimum tree size to save in a new housing development. Construction has begun but there are several wooded lots that the builder wants to clear. Space is required for both the new homes and their leach fields. This does not leave much uneffected space.

There are 5-10 acres of trees are all hardwood ranging anywhere from 6-24 inches in diameter.

Because the layout of the lots has already been approved easements may not be possible at this point.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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