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August 04, 2010

Seattle to change tree rules

Author: Daniel Himebaugh The City of Seattle is planning to change its rules to allow homeowners to remove trees from their yards without having to get a permit, according to  Depending on how the final rules are written, this could be an improvement over the current rules that we blogged about here and here.  ...

May 13, 2010

Government's noxious nuisance defense defeated after citrus trees destroyed

Author: Jim Burling A Florida Court of Appeals held on Wednesday, in Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services v. Toby Borgoff, that the deliberate destruction of over 100,000 healthy citrus trees constituted a compensable taking. The trees had been destroyed because other nearby trees were infected with citrus canker – a disease that dis ...