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Posted on Tuesday, July 02, 2002 - 10:53 am:   

Why is the developer being allowed to clear-cut all of the trees in the development just north of Custer Creek?

Douglas C. Mousel
Posted on Monday, July 08, 2002 - 12:08 pm:   

In July 2001, the City of Frisco adopted an ordinance to encourage the preservation of trees by establishing a series of requirements, procedures, and permits. The ordinance lists protected and non-protected trees. A protected tree is a tree of eight caliper inches or greater within 300 feet of the 100 year flood plain, any tree of 20.1 caliper inches or greater, or a stand of trees (defined as six or more trees totalling 48 or more caliper inches and where each tree is within 20 linear feet of another tree in the group). Non-protcted trees include, but are not limited to, honey locust, bois d' arc, mulberry, cottonwood, mesquite, and willow trees. Upon development of a property, the developer does have the opportunity to remove protected and non-protected trees. The ordinance requires that a protected tree that is removed be replaced by planting trees on the property equal to the replacement rates for the tree. The replacement rates range from 100 - 300 percent of the caliper inches of the removed tree.

The developer has been issued a tree permit to remove trees for the construction of Stonelake Estates, a single-family subdivision located on the west side of Custer Road north of Custer Creek Farms.

Douglas C. Mousel
Zoning & Subdivision Administrator
Planning Department
City of Frisco
(972) 335-5540

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