LANDSCAPE PLANNING & REVIEW BOARD
This board was formerly known as the Tree Board but was changed to the Landscaping Planning and Review Board to better reflect its duties to care, protect, pruning, planting, and replacement of publicly owned trees and shrubs in parks, along streets, and in other public areas. The Wilkesboro Tree Ordinance was enacted by the Wilkesboro Town Council in 2006, and any amendments thereto. The Town of Wilkesboro, realizing that trees have a profound effect on the quality of life in the community, deems it necessary and desirable in the interest of public health, safety, and welfare to enact an ordinance for the preservation, planting, replacement and removal of trees without denying the reasonable use and enjoyment of real property.
The purpose of the Landscaping Planning and Review Board and Tree Ordinance is to regulate the planting of new trees and shrubbery; to vigorously encourage the protection of existing trees and shrubbery, including their root systems; to regulate the preservation, replacement, and indiscriminate removal of trees and to establish procedures for fulfilling these purposes.
The Tree Board for the Town of Wilkesboro fulfills the following responsibilities and duties:
- Tree Ordinance amendment review and administration;
- Wilkesboro Tree Ordinance:https://wilkesboronorthcarolina.com/2013-11-27-20-18-29
- Landscape Architecture planning for the Town of Wilkesboro;
- Landscape Plan Review; and
- Tree Removal Permit issuance.