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    Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read more:

    Every two to three years, Eddie Sales trims and prunes the crape myrtles at his church, Albemarle Road Presbyterian Church.

    But this year, the city of Charlotte cited the church for improperly pruning its trees.

    "We always keep our trees trimmed back because you don't want to worry about them hanging down in the way," said Sales, a church member.

    The church was fined $100 per branch cut for excessive pruning, bringing the violation to $4,000.



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    "The purpose of the tree ordinance is to protect trees," Johnson said. "Charlotte has always been known as the city of trees. When we take down trees, we need to replace these trees."

    Individuals who would like to trim their trees should call the city foresters to receive a free permit to conduct the landscape work.

    Foresters will then meet with the person receiving the permit and give instructions on how to properly trim their trees, Johnson said.

    The state Division of Forestry recommends that anyone trimming trees should be certified by the National Horticulture Board, but certification is not required to receive a permit.



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    YOU'RE TOO STUPID TO PRUNE TREES!!!!!


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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    It get's better:

    YOU'RE TOO STUPID TO PRUNE TREES!!!!!

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    Yea it's pretty dumb, it's not like they cut them completely down and even then, who gives a crap.
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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    Hopefully that church fights it. Trees are the property of the persons who owns land that those trees are on,so the city has no business telling them how they can and can not trim their trees. If the property owner wants to cut the trees down then that is the property owner's business. If the property own wants to trim it back to the trunk then that is the property owner's business,not the city's. The only time a city might have any business regarding the trees on someone's property is if that tree is dead and will fall on someone waling on the sidewalk or on a motorist.
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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hopefully that church fights it. Trees are the property of the persons who owns land that those trees are on,so the city has no business telling them how they can and can not trim their trees. The only time a city might have any business regarding the trees on someone's property is if that tree is dead and will fall on someone waling on the sidewalk or on a motorist.
    Did you read the part that said the state forestry division wants people to have certifications, before being able to prune trees.
    Ridiculous.
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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Did you read the part that said the state forestry division wants people to have certifications, before being able to prune trees.
    Ridiculous.


    That's even more idiotic. What next do they want everyone to have certification to mow grass or garden?
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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Did you read the part that said the state forestry division wants people to have certifications, before being able to prune trees.
    Ridiculous.
    The damned thing is ridiculous. There is no call for this sort of... micro-managing. The people tho, are to blame. Until they stand up and demand, and elect folks that will over turn this stupidity, they have only themselves to blame.
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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    The damned thing is ridiculous. There is no call for this sort of... micro-managing. The people tho, are to blame. Until they stand up and demand, and elect folks that will over turn this stupidity, they have only themselves to blame.
    When it comes to retarded stuff like this the people may not even be aware that their elected officials did something like this until its too late.
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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    This sounds like enviro-retarded Germany, not America.

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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Hopefully that church fights it. Trees are the property of the persons who owns land that those trees are on,so the city has no business telling them how they can and can not trim their trees. If the property owner wants to cut the trees down then that is the property owner's business. If the property own wants to trim it back to the trunk then that is the property owner's business,not the city's. The only time a city might have any business regarding the trees on someone's property is if that tree is dead and will fall on someone waling on the sidewalk or on a motorist.
    While I agree with this sentiment, the ordinance about trimming the trees has been on the books since 1978. Even stupid laws are the law.
    I don't think that crepe myrtles were a part of the original intent of the ordinance when it was passed.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning Read mo

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