|Action||Amend Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights of Way|
|Comment Period||Ends 2/2/2022|
I oppose the proposed amendment because the analysis neglected to acknowledge tree benefits that include lower crime, higher property value and less flooding. The proposed amended regulation does not take into consideration the public cost versus the private benefit of such pruning and tree removal. The amendment is only framed in terms of the benefit to the private business and does not speak to the public cost (loss of amenity, stormwater capture, air purification, etc.). So there is not a complete cost-benefit analysis presented in the proposal and I don’t believe this regulation should be fast tracked.