A new tree ordinance
was unanimously adopted by the DeKalb County Commissioners on
February 9th, 1999.
- Must protect
at least 120 inches or 25% (which ever is less) of existing trees
per acre in residential developments.
- Tree Surveys
and a Tree Protection plan must be submitted as part of the development
developments will require a minimum of five trees to be planted
within each lot (up to 28 on larger lots).
- No cutting in
- Non residential
and multifamily developments must contain 30 units per acre of
existing/replacement trees (e.g. 9 existing trees, or 75 2"
- Any tree designated
in the plan to be saved which is negligently damaged shall be
replaced with 6" caliper equal to 2 times the unit value
of the tree removed.
Below Are More In Depth Documents on the Tree Ordinance (All
have been scanned in, hence some typos will exist).
DeKalb Tree Ordinance 2/9/99
Works Two Page Summary of Ordinance
DeKalb Arborist Positions
Conservancy Model Tree Ordinance