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Street trees, of species which have been determined by the City Planning Commission to be adaptable to local conditions, resistant to damage and disease and which cause the least interference with underground utilities and street lighting, shall be used. At least one tree shall be required for each seventy-five feet on each side of the street, and if the tree lawn is at least six feet wide, the tree may be permitted in the tree lawn. Otherwise, it shall be planted outside the street right of way, at a distance not to exceed three feet. The minimum size of such street trees shall be at least one and one-half inches in diameter at six inches above ground level.
The species of trees shall follow the master street plan of the City, except where the street plan does not cover the particular street proposed. Trees recommended for such locations are red maple, Norway maple, sugar maple, red oak, white oak, thornless honey locust, London plane tree, amur cork tree and sweet gum.
Trees which have undesirable characteristics, such as excessively thick foliage, low branches, unpleasant odors, susceptibility to disease or attack by insects or large root systems, such as poplar, willow, cottonwood, American elm, nut and fruit trees, ailanthus, mountain ash and Oregon maple, are prohibited in tree lawns. Poplar, willow and cottonwood trees, if planted on private property in the City, shall be located not less than 100 feet from any public sewer.
Such trees as are herein provided for in the public rights of way shall be planted by the City. Prior to the construction of a street by a developer, the developer shall pay the City seventy- five dollars ($75.00) cash per tree. The trees shall be planted when the City determines that they will not likely be injured by further construction work and during such season as will be most likely to promote their longevity.
(Ord. 1974-7. Passed 4-17-74.)