(A)   The Urban Forester shall provide lists of species, varieties, and cultivars desirable to be planted in public places in the city so as to ensure public safety and welfare. No trees other than those included on the Urban Forester’s list may be planted as street trees without special written permission of the Urban Forester. The species are classified by their size at maturity into three groups: small, medium, and large. Details of tree size classification and planting location sizes can be located in the Arboricultural Specifications Manual.
   (B)   The Urban Forester shall provide lists of undesirable species, cultivars, and varieties not to be planted in public places in the city so as to ensure public safety and welfare. These undesirable trees shall not be recommended for general planting and their use shall be restricted to special locations where they can be used to the advantage because of certain characteristics of adaptability, landscape effect or compatibility with exiting curb, sidewalks and utility lines. If such special permission is not granted the cost of removal and replacement of the undesirable trees shall be charged to the individual or firm who planted the trees.
   (C)   The Urban Forester in consultation with the city’s Tree Board may add or delete species, cultivars, or varieties as experience demonstrates their superiority.
   (D)   A resident has several options regarding tree planting in the right-of-way. Residents can:
      (1)   Fund 100% of the purchase and planting. This includes purchase of tree and expenses of hiring certified contractor to plant tree.
      (2)   Participate in a cost share program. Resident purchases tree and city crews plant tree at no additional cost.
      (3)   Request the city plant a tree when funds are made available with no cost to resident.
(Ord. 13-3-90, passed 5-14-90; Am. Ord. 17-4-98, passed 5-24-99; Am. Ord. 8-3-09, passed 4-28-09)