Purpose and Intent
The Town of Loomis is unique in the region in preserving the rural character of its Town core and outlying areas. The tree canopy of both native and introduced species contributes significantly to this character and offers residents environmental, social, financial (property values), and aesthetic benefits. Trees are, in effect, green infrastructure. The highest priority of our tree ordinance is to maximize the preservation of existing protected trees. Public safety is a primary benefit, as healthy trees are safe trees, The goal of a tree ordinance is to promote a healthy tree canopy needed for community enjoyment and vibrant functioning ecosystems.