Sec. 20A-1-100. Tree replacement program.

A person owning or controlling a development project shall be required to replace street trees other than heritage, specimen or landmark trees, approved for removal as part of the approval of the project in accordance with subsection (1). Each heritage, specimen and/or landmark tree approved for removal shall be replaced in accordance with subsection (2).
(1) For each six inches or fraction thereof of the diameter of a tree which was approved for removal, two trees of an approved species, each of a minimum fifteen-gallon container size shall be planted on the project side. However, an increased number of smaller size trees may be planted if approved by the director, or a fewer number of such trees of a larger size if approved by the director.
(2) For each six inches or fraction thereof of the diameter of a tree which was approved for removal, four trees of an approved species, each of a minimum fifteen-gallon container size, shall be planted on the project site. However, an increased number of smaller size trees may be planted if approved by the director, or a fewer number of such trees of a larger size if approved by the director.
(3) If the development site is inadequate in size to accommodate the replacement trees, the trees shall be planted on public property with the approve of the director. Upon the request of the developer and the approval of the director, the city may accept an in-lieu payment of the current retail price per fifteen-gallon replacement tree on condition that all such payments shall be used for tree-related educational projects and/or planting programs of the city.
(4) All trees planted under the provisions of this section shall be guaranteed for a period of one year from the date of final acceptance of the development project by the city. Any tree which does not survive for one year from that date shall be replaced by the developer and the replacement tree shall be guaranteed for one year. (Ord. No. 1230, § 4 (part); Ord. No. 1300 § 4 (part).)