§ 150.47  TREE PLANTING OR PRESERVATION REQUIREMENTS.
   (A)   In each case of construction of a new commercial building or parking lot, trees shall be planted within the tree preservation zones or within the street yard and shall be maintained and replaced as necessary to ensure compliance with the minimum number of trees applicable to the building site based upon the following formula:
 
Required Trees =
Street Frontage in Feet
30
 
   (B)   A credit toward the tree planting requirements of this section shall be given for the preservation of existing trees.  The credit shall be granted based upon the following schedule:
 
Existing Tree Caliper (Inches)
Credit (Number of Trees)
Minimum 4 inches through 6 inches
2 trees
More than 6 inches but less than 12 inches
3 trees
More than 12 inches
4 trees
 
   (C)   Each tree planted or preserved in accordance with this section must be at least six feet in initial height.  Each tree planted, or preserved for credit in accordance with this section shall be either class I or class II as defined by division (E) of this section.
   (D)   Tree planting requirements near overhead power lines shall be as follows:
      (1)   Any new required or for credit tree planting shall maintain a minimum distance from overhead power lines according to the tree’s mature height as follows:
         (a)   Large tree: mature height 40 feet plus planted a minium 30 feet from overhead line.
         (b)   Medium trees: mature height 25-40 feet planted a minimum 20 feet from overhead line.
         (c)   Small trees: mature height maximum 25 feet planted under to within 20 feet of overhead lines.
      (2)   Only trees appearing in division (E) of this section as class I or class II trees with the “P” designation shall be planted under or within 20 feet of overhead power lines.
   (E)   Classes of trees shall be as follows:
CLASS I
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Acer Palmatum
Japanese Maple
I
2
2
3
D
P
Acer truncatum
Shantung Maple
I
1
1
3
D
P
Arbutus unedo
Strawberry Tree
I
2
2
3
E
P
Carya illinoensis
Pecan
N
2
1
1
D
Carya ovata
Shagbark Hickory
N
2
1
1
D
Chionanthus virginicus
Fringetree
N
2
2
3
D
P
Cornus kousa ‘Milky Way’
‘Milky Way’ Kousa Dogwood
I
2
2
3
D
P
Diospyros texana
Texas Persimmon
N
1
1
2
D
Ilex opaca
American Holly
N
2
2
2
E
Ilex vomitoria
Yaupon Holly
N
2
2
2
E
Juglans nigra
Black Walnut
N
2
1
1
D
Liquidambar styraciflua
Sweetgum
N
2
1
1
D
Magnolia grandiflora
Southern Magnolia
N
2
1
2
E
 
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Magnolia virginiana
Sweetbay
N
2
2
2
E
Nyssa sylvatica
Blackgum
N
2
2
2
D
Pistacia chinensis
Chinese Pistache
I
2
1
1
D
Quercus alba
White Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus falcata
Southern Red Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus lyrata
Overcup Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus macrocarpa
Bur Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus muhlenbergii
Chinkapin Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus nigra
Water Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quwecus nuttalli
Nuttal Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus schumardi
Shumard Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus stellata
Post Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus virginiana
Live Oak
N
2
1
1
E
Rhamnus caroliniana
Carolina Buckthorn
N
2
1
3
D
P
Sophora secundiflora
Texas Mountain Laurel
N
1
1
3
E
P
 
 
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Taxodium distichum
Bald Cypress
N
3
2
1
D
Taxodium mucronatum
Montezuma Cypress
I
3
1
1
D
Ulmus
crassifolia
Cedar Elm
N
2
1
1
 
D
Vibrnum rufidulum
Rusty Blackhaw
N
1
1
3
D
P
 
   Other trees as approved by the Building Official
 
ORIGIN
N - native
I - introduced
SITE
1 - Xerophytic (Requires little water)
2 - Mesic (Required moderate water with good drainage)
3 - Aquatic (Requires significant water, or tolerates poor drainage
LIGHT
1 - Full Sun
2 - Moderate Sun
3 - Shade
SIZE
1 - 80 to 100 feet
2 - 25 to 80 feet
3 - 10 to 25 feet
D/E
D - Decidious
E - Evergreen
UTIL
P - Trees with this designation are the only trees allowed to be planted under utility lines.  (Tree Form, Single Trunk 3" min. @ 6")
 
CLASS II
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Acer rubrum
Red Maple
N
2
1
1
D
Bumelia
lanuginosa
Gum Burnelia
N
2
2
2
E
Cercis canadensis
Eastern Redbud
N
2
2
3
D
P
Crataegus spp.
Hawthorns
N
2
1
3
D
P
Diospyros virginiana
Common Persimmon
N
2
1
2
D
Ehretia anacua
Anaqua
N
2
1
2
D
Fraxinus pennsylvanica
Green Ash
N
3
2
1
D
Ginkgo biloba
Ginkgo
I
2
1
1
D
Juniperus spp.
Juniper spp.
I
2
2
2
E
Juniperus virginiana
Eastern Red Cedar
N
1
1
2
E
Lagerstoemia
Crepe Myrtle
I
2
1
3
D
P
Liriodendron tulipifera
Tulip Poplar
N
2
2
2
D
Ostrya virginiana
Eastern Hophornbeam
N
2
2
2
D
Pinus echinata
Shortleaf Pine
N
2
1
1
E
Pinus elliottii
Slash Pine
N
1
1
1
E
Pinus taeda
Loblolly Pine
N
2
1
1
E
 
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Botanical Name
Common Name
Origin
Site
Light
Size
D/E
Util.
Pinus thunbergii
Japanese Black Pine
I
2
1
2
E
Prunus caroliniana
Carolina Cherry-Laurel
N
2
2
3
E
Prunus cerasifera
Purple Leaf Plum
I
2
1
3
D
P
Prunus mexicana
Mexican Plum
N
1
1
3
D
P
Pryus calleryana
Callery Pear
I
2
1
2
D
Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradfordii’
Bradford Pear
I
2
1
2
D
Quercus phellos
Willow Oak
N
2
1
1
D
Quercus polymorpha
Monterey Oak
I
2
1
1
E
Ulmus alata
Winged Elm
N
2
1
1
E
Ulmus americana
American Elm
N
2
1
1
D
Ulmus parvifolia ‘Drake’
Drake Elm
I
2
1
1
D
 
   Other trees as approved by the Building Official
ORIGIN
N - native
I - introduced
SITE
1 - Xerophytic (Requires little water)
2 - Mesic (Required moderate water with good drainage)
3 - Aquatic (Requires significant water, or tolerates poor drainage
LIGHT
1 - Full Sun
2 - Moderate Sun
3 - Shade
SIZE
1 - 80 to 100 feet
2 - 25 to 80 feet
3 - 10 to 25 feet
D/E
D - Decidious
E - Evergreen
UTIL
P - Trees with this designation are the only trees allowed to be planted under utility lines.  (Tree Form, Single Trunk 3" min. @ 6")
 
(Ord. 00-0406A, passed 4-7-2000; Ord 11-1115, passed 11-15-2011)  Penalty, see § 150.99