Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
11/29/2022

Part III. Qualifying and Nonqualifying Species, Type of Land Cover, Land Area, and Practices

4VAC10-40-40. Qualifying species.

Reforestation assistance shall be available only for the preparation of land for reforestation with commercially valuable species of pine, and for reforesting land suitable for growing timber with commercially valuable species of pine.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1101 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 4VAC5-60-40 derived from VR312-01-04, eff. July 1, 1971; amended, eff. July 1, 1978, eff. July 1, 1979, eff. July 1, 1980, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. July 1, 1982; renumbered as 4VAC10-40-40, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. July 26, 2006.

4VAC10-40-50. Nonqualifying type of land cover.

In addition to those acres to which the Reforestation Act does not apply pursuant to the provisions of § 10.1-1171 of the Reforestation Act, reforestation assistance shall not be available with respect to the following:

1. Any acre on which there are present 400 or more well distributed and free-to-grow loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), short leaf pine (Pinus echinata), white pine (Pinus strobus), or pitch pine (Pinus rigida) stems, singly or together, four feet or more in height, measured from ground level to tip of stem.

2. Any acre on which loblolly pine (Pinus taeda), short leaf pine (Pinus echinata), or white pine (Pinus strobus), singly or together, occur and exceed in number 50 live, thrifty trees of the above species six inches or more in diameter of the point of average thickness measured from outside of bark to outside of bark at a point on the trunk 10 inches above the general ground level.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1101 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 4VAC5-60-50 derived from VR312-01-04, eff. July 1, 1971; amended, eff. July 1, 1978, eff. July 1, 1979, eff. July 1, 1980, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. July 1, 1982; amended and renumbered as 4VAC10-40-50, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. July 26, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 7, eff. January 31, 2014.

4VAC10-40-60. Minimum and maximum land area.

The board and the State Forester are authorized, within the 500-acre maximum provided in § 10.1-1171 of the Reforestation Act, to determine, from year to year, the number of acres belonging to any one owner for which reforestation assistance shall be made available.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1101 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 4VAC5-60-60 derived from VR312-01-04, eff. July 1, 1971; amended, eff. July 1, 1978, eff. July 1, 1979, eff. July 1, 1980, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. July 1, 1982; amended and renumbered as 4VAC10-40-60, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. July 26, 2006.

4VAC10-40-70. Qualifying practices.

The type of forest practices qualifying for reforestation assistance shall include any method approved by the board and State Forester designed to:

1. Prepare land for reforestation.

2. Reforest land.

3. Conduct post-reforestation cultural treatments.

Statutory Authority

§ 10.1-1101 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 4VAC5-60-70 derived from VR312-01-04, eff. July 1, 1971; amended, eff. July 1, 1978, eff. July 1, 1979, eff. July 1, 1980, eff. July 1, 1981, eff. July 1, 1982; amended and renumbered as 4VAC10-40-70, Virginia Register Volume 22, Issue 21, eff. July 26, 2006; amended, Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 7, eff. January 31, 2014.

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