The Antiplanner reports on a new tree ordinance in Portland, Oregon, that regulates the growing, pruning, and removal of trees in that reputedly lovely, densely forested city. Bottom line: doing anything with your trees will likely require a permit, a fee, and an opportunity for the neighbors to object.
Of course, my loyal readers know that I covered this subject long ago, more than once. As I said way back then, what we have here is another great example of how, in striving for a perfect world, we are choking ourselves with rules.
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