Forestry operations — See Ch. 95.
Zoning — See Ch. 270.
Subdivision regulations — See Ch. 302.
§ 248-4Tree Warden.
§ 248-5Shade Tree Commission.
This chapter shall be known, and may be cited, as the "Municipal Tree Ordinance of the Town of Haddam, Connecticut."
It is the purpose of this chapter to promote and protect the public health, safety, and general welfare by providing for the regulation of the planting, maintenance, and removal of trees, shrubs, and other vegetation in public areas within the Town of Haddam.
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the provisions of C.G.S. §§ 7-148(b), 7-148(c)(6)(A)(v), 7-148(c)(7)(E), 7-148(c)(7)(H)(x), and the Town of Haddam Charter.
The Tree Warden shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a term of one year and until a successor is appointed and qualified. The Tree Warden shall be qualified by education and/or experience as determined by the Board of Selectmen, and shall have all powers, duties and authority ascribed to tree wardens in C.G.S. §§ 23-58, 23-59, 23-60 and 23-65, as the same may be amended, and this chapter, including the power to appoint deputy tree wardens and designate landmark trees based on factors including, but not limited to, species rarity, old age, association with an historical event or person, abnormality, and scenic enhancement.
The Conservation Commission shall serve as the Shade Tree Commission, and shall assist the Tree Warden in the development of a Town Forestry Plan and resultant Annual Works Plan, and shall advise the Tree Warden pertaining to the criteria for the designation of landmark trees.