Can trees be cut down on property in the Significant Resource Overlay Zone (SROZ)?
The SROZ protects the most important natural resources in the City of Wilsonville. All proposed tree cutting in the SROZ requires a Significant Resource Impact Report (SRIR) prior to any tree removal. Prior to tree cutting activities in the SROZ, property owners will need to coordinate with members of the Planning Division and Natural Resources Program. The creation of snags and woody debris will be required for most tree removal activities in the SROZ. See Wv Code Section 4.139.00 and Section 4.600. If there is imminent danger to the public’s health, safety, and welfare, one may initiate measures to remove or abate a hazard under the emergency exemptions provision of the Wv Code. An imminent hazard must be documented and submitted to City staff after the emergency has been eliminated. SROZ Map (3 MB).