Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Tree Protection, Buffers & Landscaping 8.5 Buffers And Screening


B. Type A Buffer: The intent of the Type A Buffer is to create a completely opaque buffer, having no horizontal openings from the ground to a height of 8 feet within 2 years of planting. A Type A Buffer can be achieved in 3 ways as specified below. Type A Buffer Yard Options Minimum Depth Minimum Plantings per 100 linear feet Required Barrier

6 Evergreen Trees 4 Canopy Trees 4 Understory Trees 48 Shrubs

40 feet

Not Required

Option 1

4 Evergreen Trees 2 Canopy Tree 4 Understory Trees 36 Shrubs

Berm (See 8.5.4.B)

30 feet

Option 2

2 Evergreen Tree 2 Canopy Tree 3 Understory Trees 18 Shrubs

Min. 6’ Opaque Fence or Wall (See 8.5.4.A)

20 feet

Option 3

* 50% of required plantings for all options must be evergreen species

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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