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The city finds and determines that in order to protect existing neighborhoods, promote good design in new areas and provide for sensitive and compatible infill development in existing commercial areas, the Urban Forestry Board shall be created to review and make recommendations on city tree plans developed, created or approved by the Parks Department. The purpose and intent for regulating the planting, removal and maintenance of trees, bushes, shrubs and other woody vegetation on public and private property is threefold:
A. To protect and increase property rights and values;
B. To enhance and conserve the city’s aesthetic environment and physical characteristics of the land; and
C. To generally protect and enhance the quality of life and general welfare of the city.
(Ord. 5793 (part), 2012)