In Holgate, village leaders have approved some changes to the village tree ordinance.
The village will no longer plant trees in the right-of-way of any plotted street. Residents who want to plant a tree in the right-of-way in front of their residence may do so, but first they need a permit from the village. Additionally, a list of acceptable tree types will be available from the village.
Cut backs on the number of trees being taken down by the village are also now being implemented. While right-of-way trees that appear to be hazardous will still be cut, other tree trimmings will be, well… trimmed.
Now, any decision to cut down a tree will be based on information obtained from tree surveys, and a permit will be required if a homeowner wants to prune or take down a street tree themselves.