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Trees

Approved Technical Manual (September 1992)

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Details of Publication
Executive Summary
Forward
Introduction
Natural Resources Inventory and Forest Stand Delineation
Forest Conservation Plans
Forest Protection Measures
Appendices
List of Figures
List of Tables

Details of Publication (pdf, 220KB)

Forward (pdf, 38KB)
Benefits of Trees
Provisions of the County Forest Conservation Law

Introduction (pdf, 110KB)
Purpose and Contents of the Manual
Overview of the Requirements
Qualifications of Preparers

Natural Resources Inventory and Forest Stand Delineation (pdf, 299KB)
Natural Resources Inventory
Forest Stand Delineation
Natural Resources Inventory
Summary of the Requirements

Forest Conservation Plans (pdf, 612KB)
Forest Retention Areas
Afforestation / Reforestation
Detailed Forest Conservation Plan Submittal Requirements
Summary of the Requirements

Forest Protection Measures (pdf, 812KB)
Preparation of the Protection Plan
Pre-Construction Phase
Construction Phase
Project Completion Phase
Extended Maintenance Phase
Summary of Requirements

Appendices (pdf, 1.89MB)

  1. Glossary of Terms
  2. Tree Planting Specifications
  3. Plant Species Information
  4. Tree Protection Specifications
  5. Montgomery County Soils Data
  6. Long-term Protection Agreements
  7. Sample Methodology and Worksheets
  8. Sequential Reforestation Methods Evaluation Criteria
  9. References

List of Figures

  1. Overview of the Forest Conservation Program Requirements
  2. Overview of Nat Resources Inventory (NRI) and Forest Stand Delineation (FSD)
  3. Natural Resources Inventory
  4. Forest Stand Map
  5. NRI/FSD Summary Map
  6. Overview of Forest Conservation Plan Development
  7. Determination of Critical Root Zones and Field Edges
  8. Forest Conservation Plan
  9. Forest Conservation Worksheet
  10. Determination of Reforestation Requirements: Example 1
  11. Determination of Reforestation Requirements: Example 2
  12. Determination of Reforestation Requirements: Example 3
  13. Determination of Reforestation and Afforestation Requirements: Example 1
  14. Overview of Preparation of Forest Protection Plans
  15. Construction Activities - Impact to Trees

List of Tables

  1. Data Sources
  2. Comparison of Land Use Categories and MC Zoning Categories
  3. Land Use Thresholds
  4. General Transplant Tolerance/Frozen Root Ball