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For the purposes of this chapter, the words and terms used herein are defined as follows:
“Crown Dripline” means the outer perimeter of a tree’s canopy.
“Director” means director of public works or his/her designee.
“Parkway” means that area of the public right of way that is between the back of curb, or edge of pavement if no curb, and the right of way line that is not covered by sidewalk. A parkway can also mean a tree well that is within a sidewalk.
“Person” means individuals, associations, corporations, public agencies, joint ventures, partnerships, contractors, and other agents or employees.
“Property Owner” means the owner of property directly adjacent to the public right-of-way.
“Street Tree” means any tree that is located between the curb and sidewalk or within a tree well in the sidewalk within the public right of way, or any tree within a street tree easement in or adjacent to the public right-of-way.
“Top” means the severe cutting back of limbs to stubs larger than three (3) inches in diameter within a tree’s crown dripline to such a degree so as to remove the normal canopy and disfigure the tree. (Ord. 2004-21 (part), 2004)