For purposes of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CANOPY TREE .  A tree specimen which has a mature height in excess of 20 feet and which is planted because of the tree's ability to provide shade.
   COMPREHENSIVE PLAN .  The Com-prehensive Plan of the City of Claremore is a land development guide for land within the corporate boundaries of the city.
   DRIP LINE .  The name given to that area of ground or surface underneath a tree or shrub's canopy. The area can also be qualified as that area between the plant's central leader or trunk to an imaginary line that is perpendicular from the plant's outer most leaf and extending to the ground.
   FRONTAGE .  The lineal measurement of a lot boundary which abuts a public street or the lineal measurement of the building setback line when the boundary of the lot abuts a curved nonarterial street or cul-de-sac.
   HEAT ISLAND .  Those areas that tend to experience higher temperatures during normal weather patterns due to heat reflection and absorption. These areas usually contain man made elements or structures of asphalt, brick, or concrete.
   HORTICULTURE PROFESSIONAL .  An individual, partnership, association, corporation, or limited liability company that has one or more of the following qualifications:
      (1)   A bachelors, masters, or Ph.D. degree in horticulture or forestry;
      (2)   A certified Oklahoma nurseryman; or
      (3)   Has been engaged in landscape design and/or landscape installation for at least ten consecutive years.
   INTERSTICE .  An intervening space, a small or narrow space or interval between things or parts, cap, when one of a series of alternating uniform spaces and parts.
   ORNAMENTAL TREE .  A tree specimen which has a mature height not in excess of 20 feet.
   PERMEABLE .  Allowing passage of water or gases through pores, interstices, etc.
   SOIL PROPERTIES .  Those attributes and or characteristics of a given area or strata of soil particles. Those properties include but are not limited to: particle size, compaction, percolation rate, pH, and fertility.
   STREET YARD .  The minimum required residential yard abutting a public street or the area of a nonresidential lot contained between the minimum required building setback line and an abutting public street.
(Ord. 2002-04, passed 2-4-02)