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Sunday - January 14, 2007

From: Plantersville, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Plant Laws
Title: Definition of "Weed Laws"
Answered by: Sage Kawecki

QUESTION:

What are weed laws?

ANSWER:

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has a wonderful website on Weed Laws and follows some important cases where people have gone to trial on behalf of natural landscapes. The EPA defines a Weed Law as any federal, state, county and local, statute, regulation or ordinance which limits the type or size of vegetation which grows or is cultivated on land within the jurisdiction.
 

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