§ 155.04  LANDSCAPE REQUIREMENTS RESIDENTIAL DISTRICTS.
   (A)   Frontage and Perimeter Requirements.
      (1)   The requirements set forth in this subsection are not applicable to properties where no street yard exists.
      (2)   At least 15% of the street yard must be established and maintained as landscaped area.
      (3)   Within the lot, a landscaped area must be established and maintained which is at least 5 feet in width and which extends along the entirety of the abutting street right-of-way, except at points of vehicular access.
      (4)   Within the lot, off-street parking areas must be separated from an abutting residential district or residential development area in a planned unit development by a landscaped area which is at least 5  feet in width.
      (5)   In computing the landscaped area required herein, landscaped areas established as required by divisions (A)(2) and (3) above, if located within the street yard, may be included in the computation.
   (B)   Landscape Area Requirements in Parking Areas.  Within surface off-street parking areas landscaped areas shall be established and maintained as follows:
      (1)   For lots 2.5  acres or less in size, no parking space shall be located more than 50 feet from a landscaped area containing at least 30 square feet with a minimum width or diameter of 3 feet; or
      (2)   For lots greater than 2.5 acres in size, no parking space shall be located more than 75 feet from a landscaped area containing at least 100 square feet, with a minimum width or diameter of 7 feet.
   (C)   Tree Requirements.
      (1)    Selection of Tree Species.  The following list constitutes the species of trees that may be planted under the terms of this chapter.  No species other than those included in this list may be planted without the express written permission of the City Horticulturist.
         (a)   Small Trees:
            1.   Flowering Crabapple; Malus spp;
            2.   Redbud; Cercis canadensis, Cercis chinensis;
            3.   Purple Leaf Plum; Prunus cerasifera;
            4.   Hawthorn; Crateagus spp;
            5.   Flowering Dogwood; Corpus florida, Corpus kousa;
            6.   Buckeye; Aesculus arguta, Aesculus glabra;
            7.   Crapemyrtle; Lagerstroemia indica;
            8.   Euonymus (deciduous); Euonymus atropurpureus;
            9.   Holly:
               a.   American; Ilex opaca;
               b.   Deciduous; Ilex deciduas; and
               c.   Yaupon; Ilex vomitorea;
            10.    Amur Maple; Acer ginnala;
            11.   Russian Olive; Elaeagnus angustifolia L;
            12.   Autumn Olive; Elaeagnus umbellate Thunberg; and
            13.   Smoketree; Cotinus coggygria.
         (B)   Medium trees:
            1.   Honeylocust (thornless); Gleditsia triacanthos;
            2.   Pin Oak; Quercus palustrus;
            3.   River Birch; Betula nigra;
            4.   Kentucky Coffeetree; Gymnocladus dioica;
            5.   Red Mulberry (male); Morus rubra ;
            6.   Golden Raintree; Koelreuteria bipinnata, Koelreuteria paniculata ;
            7.   Osage Orange (male, thornless); Maclura pompifera;
            8.   Bald Cypress; Taxodium distichum;
            9.   Japanese Pagoda Tree; Sophora japonica;
            10.   Chinese Pistachio; Pistacia chinensis;
            11.   Ornamental Pear; Pyrus calleryana; and.
            12.   Red Maple; Acer rubrum .
         (c)   Large trees.
            1.   Burr Oak; Quercus macrocarpa;
            2.   Hackberry; Celtis occidentalis;
            3.   London Planetree; Platanus X acerifolia;
            4.   American Sycamore; Platanus occidentalis;
            5.   Pecan; Carya illinoinensis;
            6.   Red Oak; Quercus rubra;
            7.   Black Walnut; Juglans nigra;
            8.   Green Ash; Fraxinus pennsylvanica;
            9.   Cottonwood (male); Populus deltoids;
            10.   Chinese Lacebark Elm; Ulmus parvifolia;
            11.   Ginkgo; Ginkgo bilboa;
            12.   Fruit trees (fruitless); Malus spp.;
            13.   Oaks:
               a.   Chestnut; Quercus prinus, Quercus muehlengergi;
               b.   Sawtooth; Quercus acutissima;
               c.   Shumard; Quercus shumardi;
               d.   Water; Quercus nigra;
               e.   Willow; Quercus phellos; and
               f.   Red; Quercus rubra, Quercus falcata;
            14.   American Linden; Tilia americana;
            15.   Pine:
               a.   Austrian; Pinus nigra;
               b.   Loblolly; Pinus taeda;
               c.   Ponderosa; Pinus ponderosa;
               d.   Slash; Pinus ellioti;
               e.   Scotch; Pinus sylvestris;
               f.   White; Pinus strobes; and
               g.   Virginia; Pinus virginiana;
            16.   Cedar:
               a.   Atlas; Cedrus atlantica; and
               b.   Deodar; Cedrus deodara.
      (2)   The following list of trees shall not be planted:
         (a)   Aspen; Populus spp;
         (b)   Black Locust; Robinia pseudoacacia;
         (c)   Box Elder; Acer negundo;
         (d)   Catalpa; Catalpa speciosa, Catalpa bignonioides;
         (e)   Chinese Elm (except lacebark); Ulmus parvifolia;
         (f)   Cottonwood; Populus deltoids;
         (g)   Fruit trees (except fruitless); Malus spp;
         (h)   Osage Orange (female); Maclura pomifera;
         (i)   Poplar; Populus alba, Populus nigra;
         (j)   Silver Maple; Acer saccharinum;
         (k)   Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus); Ailanthus altissima;
         (l)   Willow; Salix spp.;
         (m)   Eastern Red Cedar; Juniperus virginiana.
      (3)   Number of Trees Required.
         (a)   Street Yard.  One tree shall be planted and maintained or preserved for each 1,500 square feet of street yard or fraction thereof.
         (b)   Surface Parking Areas Located Outside the Street Yard:
            1.   One tree shall be planted and maintained, or preserved for each 12 parking spaces; and
            2.   At least one tree shall be planted and maintained or preserved in each required landscaped area.
      (4)   Tree Size and Required Planting Space.
         (a)   An existing or planted tree which is at least 6 inches in caliper will be considered as two trees for the purpose of determining compliance with the requirements of this chapter.  For this provision to be permitted no alteration of the soil grade or soil properties under an existing tree's drip line shall have occurred and the area included inside of the drip line shall have been protected from construction traffic, and storage of construction materials.
         (b)   Required minimum tree sizes at the time of planting shall be as follows:
            1.   Ornamental trees must be at least 6 feet in height and one and 1½ inches in caliper.
            2.   Conifers/Evergreen trees, such as pine, spruce or cedar, must be at least 5 feet in height.
            3.   Canopy trees must be at least 8 feet in height and  1½ inches in caliper.
         (c)   Required Planting Space.  Planted trees shall be planted in a pervious area not less than 3 feet in diameter.
   (D)   Installation and Maintenance Requirements.
      (1)   Required landscaping shall be installed in accordance with an approved landscape plan as set forth in § 155.06.
      (2)   Required landscaping shall be maintained in a live and healthy condition and shall be replaced as necessary to comply with this section.
      (3)   Required landscaped areas shall be maintained free of debris and litter.
      (4)   Irrigation shall be provided in all landscaped areas by one of the following methods:
         (a)   An underground sprinkler system.
         (b)   A drip system.
         (c)   I.P.C. (International Plumbing Code) approved hydrant.
   (E)   Miscellaneous Requirements.
      (1)   Artificial plants, trees or other artificial vegetation are not permitted in required landscaped areas.
      (2)   All landscaped areas which are adjacent to pavement shall be protected with curbs or equivalent barriers.
      (3)   Landscaping shall not obstruct traffic visibility at street intersections or at access points to streets. In that regard reference is made to Section 212 of the City of Claremore - Rogers County Metropolitan Area Zoning Ordinance.
(Ord. 2002-04, passed 2-4-02)