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SB 574 and H 521 – Tree and Timber Trimming, Removal and Harvesting Florida legislation that affects anyone managing urban forests in Florida
Legislative Bills SB 574 and H 521 will basically take away the rights of cities and counties to regulate the preservation and/or removal and/or mitigation for trees on private properties. The FUFC supports professional management of urban forests and continues to promote and voice the many benefits of trees for communities in Florida. We ask all our members to read these Bills and please contact your legislators with your opinions.
Links to follow the current status of each Bill is as follows:
SB 574: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/00574
H 521: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2018/00521
Links to contact your legislators with your opinions:
Florida Senate: http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/Find
Florida House of Representatives: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/representatives.aspx
The FUFC is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, and as such does not lobby or advocate positions regarding legislation. We are informing our membership to raise awareness about these Bills and how they will change the management of urban forests in Florida. Feel free to contact any of our Speakers Bureau volunteers if you have an opportunity for someone to speak professionally about the benefits of trees and urban forests, and about the need for professional management of them to be successfully continued in our cities and counties.
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