SEC-016: Prohibition of Cut Trees in all State-Owned and Leased University FacilitiesDate: 08/02/2005 Status: Final
To protect life and property by reducing fire risks posed to UVA buildings and occupants from the use of live cut trees (e.g., Christmas trees).
There are no terms that require definition.
Due to the significant risks associated with live cut trees (dry texture coupled with extreme fire loads), the University prohibits live cut trees from being erected in all State-owned and leased facilities at the University.
Artificial Christmas trees are permitted as long as they are UL listed and maintain the specified fire ratings as prescribed by NFPA and the International Fire Code.
This is the first version of this policy.