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Title 10 : Conservation and Development

Chapter 083 : DEPARTMENT OF FORESTS, PARKS AND RECREATION

Subchapter 004 : FOREST FIRES AND FIRE PREVENTION

(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 2648)
  • § 2648. Slash removal

    (a) A person may cut or cause to be cut forest growth only if all slash adjoining the right-of-way of any public highway, or the boundary lines of woodlots owned by adjoining property owners, is treated as follows:

    (1) All slash shall be removed for a distance of 50 feet from the right-of-way of any public highway or from the boundary lines of woodlots owned by adjoining property owners.

    (2) All slash shall be removed for a distance of 100 feet from standing buildings on adjoining property.

    (b) [Repealed.]

    (c) If in the opinion of the town forest fire warden there is no fire hazard as a result of a cutting, the warden may issue, upon request, a statement relieving the operator of the conditions required in this section. (Added 1977, No. 253 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1987, No. 107, § 2; 2015, No. 171 (Adj. Sess.), § 11.)