Port Townsend: Tree ordinance likely to lapse for 10 days

PORT TOWNSEND — An interim ordinance that prevents against large-scale tree clearing and removal will probably lapse after several members of the City Council blocked its renewal Monday night.

The council had planned to renew a measure to regulate land-clearing in the city under a ordinance first passed in February and set to expire Aug. 25.

The ordinance — largely aimed at clearcutting of undeveloped properties — calls for site plans, professional review and permits in cases where a large number of trees are cleared. Most residential properties are excluded.

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