Laws, ordinances and master plans

Arlington Urban Forest Master Plan (2004)

Arlington’s Urban Forest Master Plan contains some great language and laudatory aspirations for our urban forest, but unfortunately the implementation has not matched the words.  For example, our GIS data is not as comprehensive and current as called for in the Master Plan, and, to the extent we do have data, it is clear that our tree canopy is decreasing.


Arlington Trees & Shrubs Ordinance (Chapter 67)


Arlington Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance (Chapter 61)


Arlington County Code


Arlington County Zoning Ordinance


Stormwater Management Ordinance


Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)