This chapter is designed to provide a standard for the installation of landscaping within our community in order to promote the general health, safety and welfare of our citizens. This is to be accomplished, in part, by encouraging the creation of safe, attractively landscaped areas adjacent to public streets by using landscaping to separate vehicular and pedestrian areas and by using landscaping to promote the compatibility of residential and nonresidential uses and neighborhoods. It is hereby recognized that the effective use of landscape materials facilitates control of dust, glare and erosion; assists in the screening of objectionable light and noise; helps visually soften building masses; improves air quality; improves the visual environment; and helps effectuate privacy, logical development, harmony, continuity and the enhancement of property values throughout the community. (Ord. 91-357 § 1, 12-9-1991)