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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(a) “Agent” means any City employee or any contractor of the City performing tree related work which has been reviewed, approved or directed by the Board or City staff.
(b) “Board” means City Tree Board.
(c) “City Arborist” means a City staff member that has been certified by the International Society of Arboriculture as a certified arborist and is designated by the Board, and presides as the Board meetings as a facilitator. The City Arborist can be the Tree Board designee on City tree matters.
(d) “City tree” means any tree, shrub, bush and all other woody vegetation located on City property.
(e) “Public place” means the land within a City right-of-way or City owned property, exclusive of City park land and City “beauty areas”.
(f) “Right-of-way” means a portion of the public land adjoining and including City streets or alleys. Right-of-way also includes the space above and below.
(g) “Street tree” means any tree, shrub, bush and all other woody vegetation located on City right-of-way.
(h) “Topping” means the severe cutting-back of limbs to stubs larger than three inches in diameter, within the tree’s crown, to such a degree as to remove the normal canopy and disfigure the tree.
(i) “Tree Board designee” means the City Arborist. The Board designee may also be another City employee chosen by the Board to represent them when the City Arborist is unavailable.
(Ord. A-1702. Passed 4-10-89; Ord. A-2636. Passed 2-8-10.)