As used in this chapter:
   (a)   "Annual Tree Work Plan" means the annual plan outlining work to be carried out in the coming year as announced in December of each year by the Director of Public Works.
   (b)   "Curb lawn" means the area between the street curb and sidewalk on streets with curbs and gutters and the area between the traveled portion of the road and the dedicated public right-of-way on all other streets or roads.
   (c)   "Department" means the Department of Public Works.
   (d)   "Director" means the Director of the Department or the authorized representative of the Director.
   (e)   "Park" means all public parks having individual names and all areas owned by the City or to which the public has access as a park.
   (f)   "Prohibited species" means poplar, willow, box elder, silver maple, locust, tree of heaven, catalpa, mulberry, or Chinese elm trees.
   (g)   "Public tree" means any tree located in or on a street right-of-way, curb lawn, park, or other land publicly owned or controlled by the City.
   (h)   "Public utility" means any person owning or operating a pole, line, pipe, or conduit located in a public right-of-way or over or along any public easement or right-of-way for the transmission of electricity, gas, telephone or telecommunication service including but not limited to cable television.
   (i)   "Tree" unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, includes trees, shrubs, bushes and all other woody vegetation.
   (j)   "Tree Advisory Council" means a committee formed for the purpose of developing guidelines related to the implementation and enforcement of this chapter, the Annual Tree Work Plan, and other measures that insure a healthy urban forest.
(Ord. 17-01. Passed 12-4-01.)