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Maryland lawmakers debate how forests lost to development should be replaced

April 9, 2021

For nearly 30 years, Maryland developers, home builders and governments have been required to replace some of the trees they cut down for subdivisions, shopping centers, schools and roads. One option has allowed them to buy forest “credits” from the “banks” of other property owners, even miles away, who agree to preserve acreage on their own land. The system, builders and some county officials say, has helped to offset losses in tree canopy while allowing for growth in built-up areas that have little space to replant.

Article Source: Washington Post

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