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Petition couldn’t save oak, but it prompted Carolina Beach to consider enacting tree rules

Carolina Beach Town Council will once again revisit the possibility of developing a tree ordinance. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Jack Snell)
Several oak trees in Ogden are at risk for being razed to make way for a new carwash (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Oak Island to oppose bill that would strip local governments’ power to regulate tree removal

A new bill proposes to prohibit local governments from regulating the removal of trees without express statutory authority. (Port City Daily/File)
Large oak trees like these adorn Dale Sutton's property in New Hanover County, but now he might have to remove several of the since the county did not grant him a variance for construction (Port City Daily photo/ JOHANNA FEREBEE)

New ordinance would prohibit removal of any live oak, ‘specimen trees’ in New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- What started as a grassroots movement on social media has led to actual change (or at least, proposed change) regarding...
The oak trees in question are located next to the Publix and Smoothie King in Odgen (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Oak trees once again take spotlight in development request in Ogden

WILMINGTON --- When developers planned a new Publix-anchored shopping center in Ogden they faced a grassroots effort from the community to preserve as many...
New Hanover County has responded to public outcry over possible razing of the Ogden Oak trees (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Commissioner responds to oak tree threat: ‘We should strive to be more like Charleston … less like Myrtle Beach’

Update Wednesday 7 p.m. - New Hanover County Planning Director Wayne Clark issued the following statement: “After conversations with the developer, they shared an updated...