CHAPTER 20A. TREES.
Sec. 20A-1-10. Findings/purpose.
It is now recognized that the planting and preservation of trees enhance
the natural scenic beauty of the city, increase life-giving oxygen, promote
ecological balance, provide natural ventilation, air filtration, temper the
effect of extreme temperatures, increase property values, improve the lifestyle
of residents, and enhance the identity of the city.
For these reasons the
city council finds that in order to promote the public health, safety and
general welfare of the city, while at the same time recognizing individual
rights to development private property in a manner which will not be prejudicial
to the public interest, nor prohibit development of private property, it is
necessary to enact regulations governing the planting, removal and preservation
of street trees, heritage trees, specimen trees and landmark trees on public
property and specified private property within the city. (Ord. No. 1230, §
4 (part); Ord. No. 1300 § 4 (part).)