Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Transportation
Department of Transportation
Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights of Way [24 VAC 30 ‑ 200]
Action Amend Vegetation Control Regulations on State Rights of Way
Stage Fast-Track
Comment Period Ended on 2/2/2022
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1/30/22  9:02 pm
Commenter: Patricia VonOhlen

VDOT needs regulations to protect trees in the right of way

I've been made aware that VDOT is considering changing tree cutting regulations that will allow more extensive cutting of trees and branches near businesses.  I oppose this change.  VDOT needs to protect as many trees and as much vegetation as possible.  Trees have numerous Service benefits like cleaning the air and absorbing storm water and preventing flooding, to name a few.  The public benefits from lush tree lined streets and highways.  VDOT regulations should be in place to protect as much of trees/shrubs and other vegetation as possible.  Better for the waterways and the citizens of Virginia.  


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