(A)    The purpose of this subchapter is to encourage the preservation of mature trees, to preserve protected trees during construction and to control the removal of protected trees when necessary.
   (B)   It is the intent of this chapter to achieve the following:
      (1)   Prohibit the indiscriminate clearing of property;
      (2)   Protect and increase the value of residential and commercial properties within the city;
      (3)   Maintain and enhance a positive image for the attraction of new business enterprises to the City;
      (4)   Protect healthy trees and promote the natural ecological, environmental and aesthetic qualities of the city;
      (5)   Help provide needed shaded areas in order to provide relief from the heat by reducing the ambient temperature; and
      (6)   Establish the Tree Preservation Fund to be administered by the City Manager, or his or her designee, in conformance with an approved treescape plan.
(2005 Code, § 13-2-1)  (Ord. 200825A, passed 8-25-2020)