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For the purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CROWN DRIPLINE. The outer perimeter of an oak/landmark tree's canopy.
DIRECTOR. The Community Development Director of the city or his or her designated representative.
LANDMARK TREE. Trees that are: (1) six inches or greater in diameter at breast height (DBH); (2) in good health; and (3) of preferred species in order: (a) oak, (b) deciduous and (c) evergreen; (4) other such trees with significant impact (including but not limited to: age, size, location, outstanding habitat value, superior beauty, historical and/or cultural significance) on the surrounding area. LANDMARK TREE may also mean an “oak tree.” Fruit trees and other trees used for agricultural purposes and production on existing lots created prior to June 8, 2006, are specifically excluded as being landmark trees.
OAK TREE. A valley oak tree (Quercus lobata) with a trunk diameter of two inches or greater at a point 4.5 feet above the root crown (also referred to as “two inches diameter breast height (DBH.)”). OAK TREE may also mean a “landmark tree.”
PERSON. An individual, association, corporation, public agency, joint venture, partnership, independent contractor, or other agent or employee.
PRUNING STANDARDS. Pruning standards established by the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (I.S.A.) dated 1995, as revised by the Society from time to time, and as amended by this chapter.
SIX-INCH GROUPING OF TREES. Any group of two or more trees that have a combined DBH of six inches or greater. Every six inches of such a group shall be the equivalent of a six-inch tree. For removal purposes, this grouping definition shall apply if two or more trees are removed within 12 months of each other.
(Ord. 2006-009, passed 5-8-06)