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G -1 <br />RETENTION OR REMOVAL OF PARK AND PARKWAY TREES <br />It shall be the responsibility of the Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission to <br />develop and maintain a rather restricted list of trees in the community <br />Attachment 1) which should be retained to the exclusion of all normal <br />problems. This list will contain landmark trees, special trees of beauty, stately <br />trees which contribute to an entire neighborhood, dedicated trees, etc. These <br />trees will be identified, mapped and recorded. Subsequent to this they will be <br />given special treatment to retain them, as deemed appropriate by the General <br />Services Director. If said special treatment is not determined to be adequate to <br />retain the identified tree, a full report shall be made to the Commission before <br />any other action is taken. <br />Whenever it is necessary to prune tree roots in parkways or other public areas in <br />order to correct or prevent damage being caused by the subject tree, every <br />reasonable effort shall be made to save the tree. It will still be necessary to meet <br />the City's standards relative to grades and alignments, with the exception of <br />those special trees discussed in Paragraph 1 of this policy statement <br />If it is necessary for a tree other than that included in Paragraph 1 to be given <br />special treatment, each tree shall be considered individually on its own merits to <br />determine whether the tree should be retained or replaced. all parkway trees <br />included in this category must be subjected to and meet the following criteria: <br />1. Have a tree hazard evaluation performed by the City arborist <br />Attachment 2). <br />2. Have sufficient life expectancy to merit special consideration. <br />3. Have contiguous property owners be desirous of retaining the tree <br />if special treatment of other than the sidewalk repair is necessary to <br />retain it <br />4. Be of a desirable species on the official street tree list by the Parks, <br />Beaches and Recreation Commission. <br />5. Not have had a consistent history of damaging public or privately <br />owned property such as sewers, water mains, sidewalks, curbs, <br />walls, fences, foundations, etc., as indicated per City records, or by <br />competant authority as a structural engineer, general contractor, or <br />qualified City official.