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Shade or ornamental trees shall be planted by the developer in the right-of-way within subdivision or portions of subdivisions and shall conform to the following specifications:
(A) Procedure. The developer shall submit to the Plan Commission three prints of the tree planting plan drawn at the minimum scale of one inch equals 50 feet, all streets, lots, utility lines (both above and below ground), driveway locations, and proposed species of trees located on the plan. The Plan Commission will review these plans for compliance with this chapter and will return one copy marked approved or disapproved to the developer.
(B) Bonds and fees.
(1) A permit fee of $.01 per lineal foot or right-of-way proposed to be planted will be required and shall be submitted with the prints for review. Inspection fees will be charged at established rates.
(2) A maintenance and guarantee bond shall be required for all trees and shall be effective for one year from the time of planting or acceptance of the street, whichever is later.
(3) The cost of the bonds shall be $25 for each required tree with a maximum charge of $600 per 100 trees. For each tree over the 100 tree unit, an additional $25 shall be required for each tree, with an additional maximum limit of $600 being provided for each further unit of 100 trees.
(C) Time of planting. Planting shall be accomplished when 90% of the houses on a street or between two intersecting streets are constructed, or prior to the expiration of the street construction performance bond. Prior to planting, the developer shall notify the Plan Commission in writing of the planting date. Additional bonds shall be provided for trees not yet planted.
(D) Types of trees. Species shall be selected from the list of official street trees for the city. In no case will any of the trees on the list of undesirable species for street tree planting be used. These lists will be maintained by the Plan Commission. Trees will be selected on the basis of at least two species per street.
(1) Shade trees (type I and II) shall be at least 1-1/2 inches in caliber, and ornamental trees shall be of nursery stock grown under the same climatic conditions as found in the area of southeastern Indiana. They shall be a symmetrical growth, free of insect pests and disease and durable under contemplated maintenance.
(2) Trees will be planted in accordance with the standard specifications of the city.
(F) Planting locations.
(1) Large shade tree species shall be staggered alternately on each side of the street or portion of street not less than 75 feet apart or more than 90 feet apart except in instances where such plantings will interfere with fire hydrants, utility poles, driveways, or utility structures. Type I trees shall not be planted under overhead telephone or electric wires.
(2) Ornamental and flowering tree species (type III) shall be staggered alternately on each side of the street not less than 40 feet apart or more than 60 feet apart except under conditions described above.
(3) No tree shall be planted closer than 3-1/2 feet from curbs or future curbs, ten feet from fire hydrants, 20 feet from street lights and five feet from driveways or meter boxes. At least two trees are to be planted at corner lots, one on each street, and these trees shall be set back a minimum of 25 feet from intersections.
(G) Replacements. Replacements required after inspection at the completion of planting or at the end of the guarantee period shall be trees of the same kind, size and quality as originally indicated. The cost of labor and materials for the installation of these replacements shall be borne by the developer.
(H) Other planting. All other plantings within the right-of-way, with the exception of turf or ground covers not exceeding 12 inches in height, shall have the approval of the Plan Commission prior to any planting.
(I) Additional regulations. Trees other than those to be planted in a new subdivision shall be planted according to the provisions of this appendix, except that fees shall not be charged by the city for the required permits to plant trees in the public right-of-way and no bond or guarantee period shall be required. Trees planted must be from the approved lists but size requirements may be waived.
(J) Information. The following shall be kept by the Plan Commission and made conveniently available to the developer and the public:
(1) List of shade trees;
(2) Planting guides; and
(3) Procedures for inspection.
(K) Undesirable species for street tree planting.
Acer - Box Elder
Acer saccharinum - Silver Maple
Aesculus glabra - Ohio Buckeye
Aesculus hippocastanum - Horse-chestnut
Ailanthus altissima - Tree-of-Heaven
Betula verrucosa - European Birch
Carya (species) - Hickory
Catalpa (species) - Catalpa
Crataegus Oxycantha - English Hawthorn
Crataegus Oxycantha "Pauli" - Paul Scarlet Hawthorn
Fraxinus americana - White Ash
Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata - Green Ash
Gleditsia triacanthos (all thorn bearing and fruiting types) Honey Locust
Juglans (species) - Walnut
Morus (species) - Mulberry
Platanus occidentalis - Sycamore
Populus (species) - Poplar
Prunus (fruiting varieties) - Plum, Pear, Apple
Robinia (species) - Black Locust
Salix (species) - Willow
Sorbus aucuparia - Mountain Ash
Ulmus americana - American Elm
Ulmus carpinifolia - Smooth-leaved Elm
Ulmus glabra - Scotch Elm
Ulmus procerata - English Elm
Ulmus punvia - Chinese Elm (Siberian Elm)
(L) Official street trees (to be spaced 75 to 90 feet apart).
(1) Large shade trees (to be spaced 75 to 90 feet apart).
Acer platanoides - Norway Maple
Acer rubrum - Red Maple
Acer saccharum - Sugar Maple
Fraxinus pennsylvanica lanceolata "Marshall's Seedless" - Marshall's Seedless Ash
Ginkgo biloba "Palo Alto" Palo Alto Ginkgo
Gleditsia triacanthos "Moraine" (p.p. 836) - Moraine Honeylocust
Gleditsia triacanthos "Skyline" (p.p. 1619) - Skyline Honeylocust
Liquidambar styraciflua - Sweetgum
Platanus acerifolia - London Plane Tree
Quercus borealis - Red Oak
Quercus coccinea - Scarlet Oak
Quercus imbricaria - Shingle Oak
Quercus shumardii - Shumard Red Oak
Sophora japonica - Japanese Pagoda Tree
Tilia euchlora - Crimean Linden
Tilia tomentosa - Silver Linden
(2) Medium shade trees (to be spaced 60 to 75 feet apart).
Acer campestre - Hedge Maple
Acer rubrum "Tilford" - Tilford Red Maple
Aesculus carnes "Ruby" - Ruby Red Horsechestnut
Carpinus caroliniana - American Hornbeam
Cladrastus lutea - American Yellowwood
Fraxinus holotricha - Moraine Ash
Ostrya virginiana - American Hophombeam
Phellodendron amurense - Amur Corktree
Phellodendron sachalinese - Sakhalin Corktree
Prunus sargenti - Sargent Cherry
Quercus acutissima - Sawtooth Oak
Quercus phellos - Willow Oak
Quercus robor - English Oak
Tilia cordata - Littleleaf Llinden
Zelkova serrata - Japanese Zelkova
(3) Ornamental and flowering trees (to be spaced 40 to 60 feet apart).
Acer buergerianum - Trident Maple
Acer ginnala - Amur Maple
Acer griseum - Paperback Maple
Acer platanoides "Erect" - Erect Norway Maple
Acer platanoides globosum - Globe Norway Maple
Acer rubrum "Column" - Column Red Maple
Acer tataricum - Tatarian Maple
Amelanchier laevis - Alleghany Shadblow
Carpinus betuiis fastigiata - Upright European Hornbeam
Cercidiphyllum japonicum - Katsura Tree
Cercis canadensis - Eastern Redbud
Cornus alternifolia - Pagoda Dogwood
Cornus florida (all cultivars) - Flowering Dogwood
Cornus officionalis - Japanese Cornel
Corylus colurna - Turkish Hazel
Crataegus ambigua - Russian Hawthorn
Crataegus lavellei - Lavelle Hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna campacta - Globe Hawthorn
Crataegus monogyna stricta - Columnar Hawthorn
Crataegus Phaenopyrum - Washington Hawthorn
Crataegus succulenta - Fleshy Hawthorn
Crataegus toba - Toba Hawthorn
Ginkgo biloba "Sentry" - Sentry Ginkgo
Koelreuteria pariculata - Goldenrain Tree
Magnolia soulangeana "Kern" - Kern Saucer Magnolia
Magnolia soulangeana "Lenne" - Lenne Saucer Magnolia
Maius (selected cialtivars) - Flowering Crabapples
Prunus cerasifera - Purple-leaved Plum
Prunus serrulata (all cultivars) - Japanese Cherry
Prunus subhirtella pendula - Weeping Higan Cherry
Pyrus calleryana "Bradford," "Chanticleer" - Callery Pear
Quercus robur fastigiata - Upright English Oak
Syringa amurensis japonica - Japanese Tree Lilac
Tilia cordata "pyramidal" - Pyramidal Littleleaf Linden
(Ord. - -, passed - -)