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1 <br />5-SA-04 <br />G -6 <br />MAINTENANCE AND PLANTING OF PARKWAY TREES <br />The City Council is vitally interested in beautification of City parkways. Public <br />cooperation in helping to develop and maintain healthy and attractive trees is <br />encouraged. <br />MAINTENANCE OF PARKWAY TREES <br />The General Services Department will trim the parkway trees on a rotation schedule. <br />An effort will be made to trim the parkway trees on less than a three -year cycle. If the <br />rotation trimming is completed in less than three years, more frequent trimming will be <br />done performed on certain trees and in view areas. Public safety such as low branches <br />and heavy foliage will be given priority over view trimming. An effort will be made to <br />trim parkway trees located in heavy summer traffic areas during the fall and winter <br />months. The trimming schedule will be altered to avoid trimming streets with <br />flowering street trees during their blooming time. This will apply to streets having a <br />large number of flowering trees, not to one or two trees on a street. <br />TREE LIST <br />The Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission has adopted an official tree list which <br />will be used by the General Services Department to determine species for planning <br />purposes in all new subdivisions and replacement in established parkways. The list, <br />which is entitled Street Tree Designation List, will be reviewed on an annual basis by <br />the General Services Department staff with any recommendations forwarded to the <br />Parks, Beaches and Recreation Commission. <br />STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR PLANTING PARKWAY TREES <br />A. General Requirements <br />1. 72 -hour notification shall be given the General Services Department prior <br />to the initial installation of parkway trees for approval of species, material <br />quality and planting supervision. 24 -hour notice shall be given prior to all <br />subsequent inspections as required. <br />2. Relative position of parkway trees is subject to approval by the General <br />Services Department, and any tree not properly placed will be relocated at <br />no cost to the City. In the interest of public safety, trees shall be kept not <br />less than: <br />0 1