Landscaping & Trees
Section 19-6.2 landscaping, buffering, and screening.of the City's Land Management Ordinance was last updated in January, 2011. Additionally, the City has published several master plans and the following Sections which outline landscape requirements:
- 19-6.3 - Tree Protection
- 19-6.5 - Design Standards for Non-Residential Development
- 19-6.8 - Design Standards for Multifamily Residential Development
- 19-6.9 - Single-Family Residential Infill Standards
Whenever applicable, all Site Grading Permits are required to include the following tables, details, and specifications. This information should be included and formatted into the standard drawing set of plans that are submitted to the City.
Removing Trees on Private & Public Property
Regarding the removal of existing trees on either private or public property. If the property is zoned anything other than single-family residential, then our Heritage and Historic Tree Preservation requirements apply to only those trees that are within a required setback or on adjacent property. Before removing any existing tree, review section 19-6.3.2(C) of the Land Management Ordinance.
For more information, please contact the City's landscape architect Christa Jordan at email@example.com.
The City's Tree Foundation program (PDF) offers the general public the opportunity to pay for the planting of new trees in our community. Possible locations may include within a park, public open space, along a greenway, or adjacent to a street. If you are a resident, business owner, or property owner interested in trees being planted along your street, the planting must occur within an existing space on public property.
Through the foundation, residents can donate money to have trees planted within a park, in a public open space, along a greenway, or in the public right-of-way on their street.
Tree Pruning Guidelines
Excessive pruning, topping, crape murder are unacceptable practices and will result in the property being in violation of the City’s Code of Ordinances. Such a violation will result in the property being noncompliant and the property owner will be required to plant new trees and shrubs in accordance with the current standards of the City’s ordinance. Please review the Tree Pruning Guidelines (PDF) prior to pruning trees or contracting tree pruning services.