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(a) Condition of Approval. When reviewing an application for a Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit, the Department, the Planning Department, and/or Recreation and Park Department (as appropriate) may require as a Condition of approval that the Permittee plant and maintain an appropriate street tree adjacent to the Utility Pole so as to provide a screen for a permitted Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit.
(b) Implementation of Street Tree Requirement. When installation of a street tree is required by the Department, the Planning Department, and/or Recreation and Park Department, the Department shall implement the requirement as follows:
(1) The Department shall require the Permittee to install a street tree that is a minimum of twenty-four (24)-inch box size. The Department's Bureau of Urban Forestry shall work with the Permittee to select the appropriate species and location for the required tree.
(2) In any instance in which the Department cannot require the Permittee to install a street tree, 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 make an "in-lieu" payment into the Department's "Adopt-A-Tree" fund. This payment shall be in the amount specified in Public Works Code Section 807(f), and shall be payable prior to the Department's issuance of the Personal Wireless Service Facility Site Permit.
(c) Care and Maintenance of Street Trees. The Permittee shall be responsible for the care and maintenance of any street tree required to be installed in the Public Rights-of-Way under this Section 1506. In this regard, the Permittee shall assume the duty of a "property owner" as set forth in Public Works Code Section 805.