Trees; conservation and replacement during development process. (HB706)

Introduced By

Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Trees during development process; conservation and replacement. Changes the timeframe for minimum canopy coverage for all localities from 20 years to 10 years and removes special provisions that had allowed for a timeframe of 10 years for the City of Williamsburg and local ordinances adopted prior to July 1, 1990. The bill provides an additional one-quarter times the canopy area credit for preservation of trees that are taller than 30 feet, thereby increasing the canopy area credit from one and one-quarter to one and one-half. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102708D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Counties, Cities and Towns
01/24/2022Assigned CC & T sub: Subcommittee #2
02/15/2022Left in Counties, Cities and Towns

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