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Tree Save

Hands Across the Lake members and officers attended many county board meetings providing input and advocating a requirement for more trees as one of the best ways to ensure better water quality. We gave many reasons for having more trees.  Although it is a lower standard than we supported, the requirement is for 20% tree cover after 20 years of grow out over new developments.  County Supervisor Dan Gecker said he would consider a higher standard if we revisited this. This requirement would have more effect if existing trees were saved rather than just planting new ones.  Here were some of the reasons that we advocated for a tree Save Requirement.

Economic Benefits of Trees(PDF)