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G-6 <br /> <br /> <br />MAINTENANCE AND PLANTING OF PARKWAY TREES <br /> <br />The City Council is vitally interested in beautification of City parkways. Public <br />cooperation in helping to develop and maintain healthy and attractive parkway trees is <br />encouraged. <br /> <br />I. MAINTENANCE OF PARKWAY TREES <br /> <br />The Municipal Operations Department will trim the parkway trees on a rotation <br />schedule. An effort will be made to trim the parkway trees on less than a three-year <br />cycle. If the rotation trimming is completed in less than three years, more frequent <br />trimming will be performed on certain trees and in view areas. Public safety issues such <br />as low branches and heavy foliage will be given priority over view trimming. An effort <br />will be made to trim parkway trees located in heavy summer traffic areas during the fall <br />and winter months. Annual trimming of certain species of trees prone to wind damage <br />will be done prior to the winter season. <br /> <br />II. TREE DESIGNATION LISTS <br /> <br />The City Council has adopted an official street tree list, the Street Tree Designation List, <br />which will be used by the Municipal Operations Department to determine species for <br />replacement of trees removed from established parkways and for planning purposes in <br />all new subdivisions and commercial developments. A second list, the Parkway Tree <br />Designation List, has been added as a specie palette for residents to choose approved <br />new and replacement trees based on the size of parkway available for planting. <br /> <br />The Municipal Operations Director will have the authority to add species to the Street <br />and Parkway Tree Designation Lists, which will be updated on an annual basis by the <br />Municipal Operations Department staff and reviewed by the Parks, Beaches and <br />Recreation Commission (“Commission”) for approval before adoption by the City <br />Council. <br /> <br />III. STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS FOR PLANTING PARKWAY TREES <br /> <br />General Requirements <br /> <br />1. 72-hour notification shall be given to the Municipal Operations Department staff <br />prior 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 /> <br />1