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Single-Family and Duplex Residential Development
New Single-Family and Duplex Residential Development Landscape Requirements For
Non CBPA and CBPA Resource Management Area (RMA)
All new single-family and duplex residential lots shall have trees planted on the property, equal to 20% of the lot, before the final Certificate of Occupancy is approved.
- Existing trees will count, and tree protection is encouraged during construction
- At least one tree is required in the front yard.
A Large Canopy Tree (LOT) equals 400 square feet of canopy and a Small Canopy Tree (SLT) equals 200 square feet of canopy coverage. A combination of LCT and SCT may be planted, if the square foot coverage count is the same. See more details for Recommended Trees Species and other information. Trees are to be a minimum of 6' - 8' in height at planting.
12,000 sq ft lot × 20% = 2,400 sq ft canopy required
2,400 sq ft canopy ÷ by 400 sq ft (value of 1 large canopy tree) = 6 LCT's required
What is the 6 LCT's requirements?
- 6 large canopy trees
- 3 large and 6 small canopy trees
- 12 small canopy trees or a combination
What are benefits of trees?
- Clean air and water
- Save energy
- Beautify areas
- Provide shade for houses and people
- Provide habitat for animals
Other benefits of trees can be grouped into social, communal, environmental, and economic categories. For more information, please see Trees are Good Website.
Canopy coverage requirements for single-family and duplex residential lots are as follows:
"LCT and SCT"
"LCT and SCT"
|Less than 3,000 sf||1||2||19,000 - 20,999 sf||10||20|
|3,000 - 4,999 sf||2||4||21,000 - 22,999 sf||11||22|
|5,000 - 6,999 sf||3||6||23,000 - 24,999 sf||12||24|
|7,000 - 8,999 sf||4||8||25,000 - 26,999 sf||13||26|
|9,000 - 10,999 sf||5||10||27,000 - 28,999 sf||14||28|
|11,000 - 12,999 sf||6||12||29,000 - 30,999 sf||15||30|
|13,000 - 14,999 sf||7||14||31,000 - 32,999 sf||16||32|
|15,000 - 16,999 sf||8||16||33,999 - 34,999 sf||17||34|
|17,000 - 18,999 sf||9||18||35,000 sf and above||18||36|