(Amended by Ord. No. 183,474, Eff. 4/19/15.)
(a) No person shall plant, remove, destroy, cut, prune or deface or in any manner injure any tree, shrub or plant in any street in the City, without first obtaining a permit to do so from the Board.
(b) No permit is required by the owner of property fronting the parkway portion of the street in an area zoned for residential use in order for the owner to remove existing shrubs and plants, but not trees, and replace the shrubs and plants with landscaping, including edible plant materials, provided the owner complies with the Residential Parkway Landscaping Guidelines adopted by the Board. Landscaping not consistent with the Residential Parkway Landscaping Guidelines shall only be allowed if the owner first obtains a permit from the Board.
(c) The owner of property fronting the parkway portion of the street in an area zoned for residential use who landscapes the owner's parkway shall be required to maintain the landscaping in accordance with Residential Parkway Landscaping Guidelines adopted by the Board, and the provisions of this Code.
(d) The Board shall adopt Residential Parkway Landscaping Guidelines that shall identify the types of landscaping, including edible plant materials, which may be planted without a permit, as well as planting, siting and maintenance requirements for such landscaping.