10.133 Historic and 10.133.1 Transplanted
SEC. 51A-10.133. HISTORIC TREES.
(a) A property owner must agree, on a form approved by the director, to have a tree designated as historic before the historic designation can be approved by city council.
(b) Except as provided in this section, historic status lasts for the life of the tree.
(c) A certified copy of the resolution declaring a tree historic must be filed in the deed records of the county where the historic tree is located.
(d) Except as provided in Section 51A-10.140, historic trees may only be removed by authorization of the city council.
SEC. 51A-10.133.1. TRANSPLANTED TREES.
(a) Procedure. Established and healthy protected trees on a tree removal property may be transplanted within the city. The transplanting process must conform to operational and safety standards stated in ANSI A300 (Part 6), as amended, and with ISA Best Management Practices for Tree Planting, as amended.
(1) A protected tree that meets the requirements of this section is not considered removed, or seriously injured, if the transplanted tree is planted and maintained in a healthy growing condition.
(2) Building official approval is required before beginning the transplantation for credit as a landscape tree, for tree replacement, or for acceptance in tree canopy coverage measurements.
(3) The following information is required to obtain building official approval.
(A) An initial assessment report describing transplanting practices from beginning to end of the process, including post-planting care practices.
(B) A tree survey or landscape plan identifying the original and final locations of the protected tree after transplant, as applicable.
(C) Names and contact information of the property owners and contractors.
(D) Contractor credentials and a statement of equipment and procedures to be used for the operation.
(E) Other information required by the building official.
(b) Credit for transplanted trees.
(1) Healthy small trees qualify for one inch of replacement credit for each inch of the transplanted tree.
(2) Healthy large and medium protected trees six inches in diameter or less qualify for one inch of replacement credit for each inch of the transplanted tree.
(3) Healthy large and medium protected trees between seven inches and 12 inches in diameter qualify for two inches replacement credit for each inch of the transplanted tree.
(4) Healthy large and medium protected trees between 12 inches and 24 inches in diameter qualify for three inches of replacement credit for each inch of the transplanted tree.
(5) Healthy large and medium protected trees 24 inches or more in diameter qualify for five inches of replacement credit for each inch of the transplanted tree.
(c) Tree canopy coverage. Transplanted trees may be measured as part of the overall tree canopy coverage of a property in a forest stand delineation as a preserved tree.