Tuesday, Baltimore County held a concept-plan meeting for the proposed Royal Farms at York Road and Bosley Avenue at which it said that a special variance would be needed before any trees could be cut down at the site.

The problem? Three days earlier, the county itself had already chopped down all the trees.

At the Tuesday meeting about the proposed gas station, a representative from the county’s Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability read comments from the Environmental Impact Review Office that said in part:

“Removal of any specimen tree requires that that a special variance to the forest conservation law be granted by the Director of the Depart Environmental Protection and Sustainability. Prior to development plan approval, the plan must be revised or amended to reflect these variance decisions. Finally, [the developer] must add a note to this development plan how this plan will satisfy the Baltimore County forest conservation law.”

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