11-42-020: DEFINITIONS:
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meaning given herein:
CRITICAL ROOT ZONE: The area represented by a concentric circle centering on the tree's trunk with a radius equal in feet to one and one-half (11/2) times the number of inches of the trunk diameter on and below ground level (CRZ=[(1.5D)in]ft).
HAZARD TREE: A tree with structural defects likely to cause failure of all or part of the tree, which could strike a target.
PARK STRIP: The area within the public right of way between the curb and sidewalk, or between the curb or edge of asphalt and property line if there is no sidewalk, or an area inside the private property line where an easement is given to the city for the purpose of planting trees.
PERSON: Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or organization of any kind.
PRIVATE TREE: Any and all trees now or hereafter growing on private property within Farmington City limits and which are not defined or designated in this chapter as "public trees", as defined in this section.
PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY: A portion of property reserved for public use and accepted for such by Farmington City to provide circulation, access and/or travel to abutting properties, including, but not limited to, streets, alleys, sidewalks, sanitary or storm sewer, drainage, secondary water, railroad, provisions for public utilities, and open public spaces.
PUBLIC TREES: All trees now or hereafter growing on any park strip, street right of way, park, or any other public place owned and/or managed by Farmington City.
PUBLIC UTILITY: Any public, private or cooperatively owned line, facility or system used for producing, transmitting or distributing communications, power, electricity, light, heat, gas, oil products, water, waste or stormwater, which directly or indirectly serves the public or any part thereof within the corporate limits of Farmington City.
STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS: To the adopted methods and measures by which Farmington City shall base its urban forestry program.
STREET: The entire width of every public way or right of way when any part thereof is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
TREE INVENTORY: A periodic inspection and identification procedure for public trees that shall incorporate a database format.
TREE, LARGE: Those trees attaining a height of sixty feet (60') or more and an average width of forty feet (40').
TREE LAWN: The part of a street or highway, not covered by sidewalk or other paving, lying between the property line and that portion of the street or highway used for vehicular traffic.
TREE, MEDIUM: Those trees attaining a height of forty (40) to sixty feet (60') and an average width of thirty feet (30').
TREE, SMALL: Those trees attaining a height of twenty (20) to forty feet (40') and an average width of twenty feet (20').
TREE TOPPING: The specific reduction in the overall size of a tree and/or the severe cutting back of branches and limbs by internodal cuts to such a degree so as to remove the normal canopy and disfigure the tree.
URBAN FORESTER: The official designated by Farmington City to administer and enforce this chapter.
URBAN FORESTRY PROGRAM: A program implemented by Farmington City for the care and maintenance of the urban forest resources located on city property which is based upon the urban forestry standards and specifications. (Ord. 2009-50, 10-6-2009)