The Lorax http://wfae.org en Several Hundred Trees Cleared Since Billboard Law's Passage http://wfae.org/post/several-hundred-trees-cleared-billboard-laws-passage <P>A new North Carolina law that allows the state to override local tree-protection ordinances has resulted in the loss of several hundred trees that covered at least 50 acres near billboards in Charlotte, according to the city's arborist.&nbsp;</P> <P>How the legislation is implemented is still being determined by the state Department of Transportation. The process involves a public comment period that ends Friday.</P> <P>Before Senate Bill 83 passed last March, billboard companies were at the mercy of local ordinances if they wanted to cut down trees. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:32:56 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 4920 at http://wfae.org Several Hundred Trees Cleared Since Billboard Law's Passage