Fayetteville officials this week released an interactive version of the city’s tree preservation and landscape manual.
Written in 1999 and updated in 2006, the manual is designed to help educate and assist the public and members of the construction and development community about the city’s various landscape regulations and urban forestry review process.
The new, 30-page edition contains background information, definitions, flow charts, lists of submittal requirements, and examples of design details. The manual can be viewed online and includes interactive tree calculators and a landscape surety form.
From a news release:
The city’s system of parks, trails, and healthy urban canopy attracts visitors, new residents, and investors to the area. Green corridors, connections to nature, and public spaces encourage recreation and bring people together – creating community building. Street trees reduce traffic speeds and soften harsh streetscapes. Tree canopy regulates air quality, controls erosion, and filters storm water. Preservation of green infrastructure minimizes the need or intensity of gray infrastructure and drinking water costs.
For more information, call John Scott, urban forester, at 479-444-3470.