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or I -9 <br />RETENTION OR REMOVAL OF PARK AND PARKWAY TREES <br />It shall be the responsibility of the Parks, Beaches and <br />Recreation Commission to develop and maintain a rather restricted <br />list of trees in the community which should be retained to the <br />exclusion of all normal problems. This list will contain <br />landmark trees, special trees of extreme beauty, stately trees <br />which contribute to an entire neighborhood, dedicated trees, etc. <br />These trees will be identified, mapped and recorded. Subsequent <br />to this they will be given all types of special treatment to <br />retain them, including the use of asphalt sidewalks, realigned <br />curbing, etc. <br />Whenever it is necessary to prune tree roots in parkways or other <br />public areas in order to correct or prevent damage being caused <br />by the subject tree, every reasonable effort shall be made to <br />save the tree, including the use of high grade asphalt sidewalk <br />sections. It will still be necessary to meet the City's <br />standards relative to grades and alignments, with the exception <br />of those special trees discussed in Paragraph 1 of this policy <br />statement. <br />If it is necessary for a tree other than that included in <br />Paragraph 1 to be given special treatment, each tree shall be <br />considered individually on its own merits to determine whether <br />the tree should be retained or replaced. All parkway trees <br />included in this category must be subjected to and meet the <br />following criteria: <br />1. Have sufficient root system to sustain life and remain <br />in a safe condition after root pruning; <br />2. Have sufficient life expectancy to merit special <br />consideration; <br />3. Have adjacent property owners be desirous of retaining <br />tree in light of "patchy sidewalk effect" that would be <br />created next to their homes if asphalt sidewalk is to <br />be used to save the tree; <br />4. Not be of an undesirable species that has been removed <br />from the official street tree list by the Parks, <br />Beaches and Recreation Commission; <br />5. Not have had a consistent history of damaging utilities <br />such as sewers, water mains, etc.; <br />6. Not interfere with acceptable drainage if alternate <br />methods of curb repair are utilized.