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(a) Required for Permit. The Department shall require every Permittee to install a suitable street tree in order to minimize any negative effects on the Aesthetic Character of the streetscape resulting from Permittee’s construction, installation and maintenance of the permitted Surface-Mounted Facility.
(b) “In-Lieu” Fee.
(1) In any instance in which the Department cannot require the Permittee to install an appropriate street tree in the vicinity of the permitted Surface-Mounted Facility, including on the basis of inadequate sidewalk width, interference with utilities, or other reasons regarding the public health, safety, or welfare, the Department shall instead require the Permittee to pay an “in-lieu” fee.