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Tree and Vegetation Trimming

Code Compliance Focus


By Clint Atteberry, Columbia County Planning and Building Dept.

DAYTON -- Sight distance standards help provide safety for vehicles entering roadways from side roads, driveways, parking lots and alleys. Vegetation should be pruned and trimmed for visibility first, and tree health and aesthetics second. Vegetation that obstructs motorist and/or pedestrian view of traffic signs or signals, or obstructs a public facility, should also be trimmed.

It is the duty of the property owner of the abutting property to keep the trees on, or overhanging the street, trimmed. All branches need to be at le...

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