Davidson trees

Partnership aims to seed tree-planting efforts

DAVIDSON – Preservation and praise for trees are standard topics of Davidson town board discussions, and now a proposed partnership with local agencies could expand the town’s prioritized promotion of a protected tree canopy into a perpetual program. A presentation at the board’s Aug. 10 meeting outlined a two-part plan to use the town’s existing tree fund to enhance current […]

State bill would trim tree-preservation efforts

Potential state legislation could uproot local-level government authority to promote and enforce tree preservation policies, which could be a direct blow to prioritized tree canopy protection efforts in and around Lake Norman communities. In mid May, by a 72-43 vote, the N.C. House of Representatives passed House Bill 496, which would prohibit towns and counties from adopting or enforcing ordinances […]