Charlotte’s tree ordinance was originally adopted in 1978. Charlotte’s tree ordinance protects trees in the public right of way. Most people know that. But it also protects trees located on private property to as they relate to development: It requires tree-planting with new construction.
To see the guidelines for the City of Charlotte’s tree ordinance, click here. It covers the requirements for commercial properties and new developments in the urban and suburban Charlotte areas. This is overseen by the Land Development Urban Forestry staff, and has been since 2002. The staff includes urban forestry specialists. Click on your area of the Land Development Inspections/Project Area Territory Map here for contact information.
The City of Charlotte’s tree ordinance is City Code Chapter 21, which you can view on Municode.com here.
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