Burnet council branches off into discussing trees

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
Burnet City Council members continue discussion regarding the preservation of protected trees, including heritage and monarch trees such as the ones residing along Burnet's Hamilton Creek riverwalk, considering regulations for developers removing native plants from build sites.





By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

Burnet Bulletin

Historic trees have been the topic of much discussion for Burnet City Council members as they mull over tree removal regulations regarding developments throughout the city.

The topic has come up frequently in their regular meetings, as well as a few workshops, during which council members strive to settle on a mutual agreement best suited for the city and its residents.

Last year, council was presented with an adoption of tree preservation regulations section in the Subdivisions and Zoning chapters of the Code of Ordinances, amendments of which provide definitions for the city's protected trees, heritage trees, and monarch trees.

Find the rest of the story in the Wednesday, Jan. 29 issue of the Burnet Bulletin, the newspaper of record for Burnet County.  Email a note to lew@highlandernews.com. To subscribe, call 512-756-6136, or click the "E-Edition" link located at the top right corner of the webpage.
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