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Tree Preservation and Removal Standards Amended
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Sections 9.6880 to 9.6885 establish standards for tree preservation and removal in a manner designed to:

(1) Implement comprehensive plan and refinement plan policies related to vegetation preservation;

(2) Maintain a minimum level of tree canopy cover throughout the city while addressing the city’s goals for a healthy economy, affordable housing, and reduced sprawl;

(3) Mitigate the impacts of development on the essential functions of the urban forest through requirements for preservation and replacement of tree canopy cover;

(4) Ensure a healthy future urban forest by encouraging protection of mixed age stands of trees and promoting a diversity of tree species; and

(5) Maintain a safe and attractive environment for residents and workers by requiring the integration of urban forestry principles into the design of new development.

(Section 9.6880, see chart at front of Chapter 9 for legislative history from 2/26/01 through 6/1/02; amended by Ordinance No. 20584, enacted July 17, 2017, effective August 24, 2017.)