OXFORD, Miss. — City planners are proposing incentives for developers to retain as many large trees as possible when a site is developed in an area that encompasses most of "old Oxford."
The Oxford Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/ODv7k0 ) that a change to local tree ordinance would create a new category of protected trees, called "Heritage" trees.
City Planner Tim Akers says details are being worked out.
He says it will be based primarily on the species of the tree and the diameter of the trunk.
A public hearing on this ordinance change is scheduled to be held during the Oxford Board of Aldermen meeting at 5 p. m. Tuesday at City Hall. Aldermen are expected to vote on the ordinance change at their March 18 meeting.
Information from: Oxford Eagle, http://www.oxfordeagle.com