GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF SOUTHPORT TO ADOPT AND ENACT ORDINANCES REGULATING THE REMOVAL, REPLACEMENT, AND PRESERVATION OF TREES WITHIN THE CITY'S TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
Section 1. The City of Southport is hereby authorized to adopt ordinances, only after holding public hearings, to regulate the removal of trees from public and private property within its territorial jurisdiction in order to preserve, protect, and enhance one of the most valuable natural resources of the community and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its citizens.
Sec. 2. This act shall apply only to the City of Southport.
Sec. 3. This act is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 28th day of May, 1987.