(A)   Purpose. It is the purpose of this chapter to promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare by providing for the regulation of the planting, maintenance and removal of trees and shrubs within the village. Appendix A includes a list of acceptable and non-acceptable trees.
   (B)   Intent. It is the intent of the Village Tree Commission that the terms of this chapter shall be construed so as to promote:
      (1)   The planting, maintenance, restoration and survival of desirable trees and shrubs within the village; and
      (2)   The protection of community residents from personal injury and property damage, and the protection of the village from property damage, caused or threatened by the improper planting, maintenance or removal of trees and shrubs located within the village.
   (C)   Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      ISA or INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF ARBORICULTURE. Arborist’s certifying agency that promotes proper tree care and research to consumers.
      PARK TREES. Trees in public parks having individual names and all areas owned by the village, or to which the public has free access as a park.
      SHRUB. A woody plant of relatively low height, having several stems arising from the base and lacking a single trunk.
      STREET TREES. Trees on land lying between property lines on either side of all streets, avenues or ways within the village.
(Ord. 13-07-02, passed 7-23-2013)