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§ 5-426. Urban and community forestry programs

West's Annotated Code of MarylandNatural Resources

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Natural Resources
Title 5. Forests and Parks (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Trees and Forest Nurseries (Refs & Annos)
Part IV. Urban and Community Forestry
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-426
§ 5-426. Urban and community forestry programs
In general
(a)(1) The Department shall establish and administer an urban and community forestry program to provide State or federal financial assistance, on a matching basis, to:
(i) A county or municipal corporation that implements a local urban and community forestry program within its jurisdiction; or
(ii) A nonprofit corporation that participates in the implementation of a local urban and community forestry program.
(2) The county or municipal corporation may hire an individual to direct its program with the cooperation of the Department.
Technical assistance from Department
(b) The Department's urban and community forestry program shall provide technical assistance to counties, municipal corporations, nonprofit corporations, and individuals for the retention and management of forests and trees. This technical assistance may include:
(1) Street tree inventories;
(2) Technical evaluation of site development plans;
(3) Management recommendations for the retention, protection, and utilization of forests and trees in developments;
(4) Assistance to planning and zoning departments;
(5) Advice on insect and disease control;
(6) Advice to counties and municipal corporations in implementing and conducting their own urban and community forestry program; and
(7) Advice to nonprofit corporations participating in the implementation of an urban and community forestry program.


Added by Acts 1984, c. 543. Amended by Acts 2003, c. 180, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2003.
MD Code, Natural Resources, § 5-426, MD NAT RES § 5-426
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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