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1. What is the critical area buffer?
2. What are the restrictions in the buffer?
3. If I am building a house or an addition outside the buffer, is buffer planting still required?
4. When is a buffer management plan required?
5. Can I prepare my own buffer management plan?
6. Will my Buffer Management Plan require that I replant areas where I remove vegetation?
7. Do i need a buffer management plan to plant trees, shrubs, or a garden in the buffer?
8. What is the difference between buffer establishment and buffer mitigation?
9. I have a lot of poison ivy, vines, and brush in my buffer. Can I “bush hog” it?
10. What size plants do I need to satisfy a buffer planting requirement?
11. Can i cut small trees in the buffer without a buffer management plan approved by the local government?
12. Can I remove invasive or noxious plants such as English Ivy, Japanese Honeysuckle, or Phragmites in the buffer?
13. Can I remove a tree or natural vegetation that blocks my view?
14. Can I apply herbicides in the buffer?
15. Can I mow my lawn in the buffer?
16. What can I do about trees that are damaged by storms?
17. Can I trim shrubs and prune trees within the buffer?
18. Is mitigation required for trimming and pruning trees within the buffer?
19. Do I have to plant in the buffer when I am doing a shore erosion control project?
20. Why is planting required for shore erosion control projects when the project is being installed to help the bay by reducing sedimentation?
21. Is mitigation required for access to the shoreline and for stockpile areas created when you do a shore erosion control project?