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(A) Plant material must comply with the American Standards for Nursery Stock, published by the American Association of Nurserymen.
(B) All trees must be grown in a nursery located in the northern half of the state and licensed by the state.
(C) All plant material must be installed free of disease and in a manner that ensures the availability of sufficient soil and water to sustain healthy growth.
(D) All tags, wires, plastic ties and rope must be cut from each tree to prevent girdling the tree. The burlap must be pulled back from the upper third of the root ball. If a plastic “burlap” is used, it must be removed from the root ball in its entirety.
(E) When planting, the hole must be dug approximately three times wider than the roots or root ball.
(F) All plant material must be planted with a minimum depth of three inches of mulched material and a diameter of three feet around the base of the tree.
(G) Trees must be staked with posts and not stakes in areas of high wind for one to three years to allow the growth of new roots to stabilize. All ropes must be covered to prevent cutting into bark.
(H) The planting season is approximately September 15 to December 15 and March 15 to June 15.
(I) Any excess soil, clay or construction debris must be removed from the planting site, before planting of individual trees at final grade.
(J) The county is authorized, at its sole discretion, to retain a professional landscape architect or arborist to review landscape plans. All expenses incurred by the county for the use of landscape architects or arborists must be reimbursed by the developer.
(Ord. passed 7-8-1970; Res. 09-167, passed 6-18-2009)