Division of forest resources' personnel will provide technical assistance and services in the following areas:

(1)           Planning.  Assistance will include conducting street tree inventories and crown analyses as a basis for developing plans for propagation, planting and transplanting, maintenance, protection, removal, and utilization of urban trees.  Assistance will also include guidance in development of ordinances and coordination with other agencies or individuals who may contribute to the total effort;

(2)           Insect and Disease Management.  Detection, evaluation, prevention and/or suppression of insects, diseases and other hazards affecting trees and shrubs in urban areas;

(3)           Planting.  Selection of species, determinations of spacing and location, and training in methods and techniques of planting and transplanting;

(4)           Maintenance and Care.  Advice and training in the proper maintenance of trees and shrubs, including watering, fertilizing, pruning, mulching, and the use of systemics and growth regulators;

(5)           Development of Forest Land.  Technical advice for the protection of environment during construction for residential, commercial, industrial, and public use; Advice will include factors affecting woody plants such as drainage patterns, erosion, excavations, fills, and mechanical damage.  Assistance will also include recommendations for plantings to minimize erosion, provide noise and wind buffers, provide shade and screening, enhance wildlife habitat, and improve environmental quality by other means;

(6)           Sanitation and Utilization.  Technical assistance concerning removal of trees, referrals to tree removal services and advice on disposition of the felled trees;  Technical assistance will also include advice concerning utilization and marketing of logs, fuelwood chips and other wood and paper waste.  Technical advice may also include the effective use of wood material as an energy source.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 106-22; 106-1001; 143B‑10(j);

Eff. August 8, 1978;

Transferred from 15A NCAC 09C .1006 Eff. May 1, 2012;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. September 19, 2015.