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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DRIP LINE. A vertical line that runs through the outermost portion of the crown of a tree and extending to the ground.
PROTECTED TREE. A tree of any species which has a diameter of three inches or greater measured at a point four and one-half feet above ground level, which if removed, shall be subject to replacement and mitigation in conformance with the methods and procedures described in this subchapter.
REPLACEMENT TREE. A tree species included in the qualified tree list detailed in § 158.45 as adopted by the City Council, as amended by the City Council from time to time, of which is required to replace a removed protected tree in conformance with the methods and procedures described in this subchapter. REPLACEMENT TREES shall be of the minimum diameter width established in § 158.41(C).
TREE. A self-supporting woody perennial plant which has a trunk diameter of three inches or more when measured at a point four and one-half feet above ground level and which normally attains a height of at least 20 feet at maturity, usually with one main stem or trunk and many branches. It may appear to have several stems or trunks as in several varieties of oaks.
TREESCAPE PLAN. A graphic representation drawn to the largest scale practical showing the exact location, size (trunk diameter and height), and common name of all protected trees and indication of which trees are to be removed or replaced. The TREESCAPE PLAN requirements are more fully described in § 158.38.
(2005 Code, § 13-2-3) (Ord. 200825A, passed 8-25-2020)