Prior to a site change that impacts a significant tree, a tree verification request form shall be submitted to the city for verification regarding the status of the tree. Verification shall be based on:
(1) Where the change involves the removal of a tree, whether the removal meets the criteria for exemption under EC 9.6885(1) Tree Preservation and Removal Standards – Exemptions from Standards.
(2) Whether the subject tree is within an area subject to a prior approved tree preservation plan or conditions associated with an approved conditional use permit, planned unit development, site review or subdivision to which the parcel on which the tree is located is a part of. For any such parcel, the city approved plan or approved modifications shall control tree preservation and removal.