10.134 Replacement of Removed or Seriously Injured Trees
- Revise to require replacement trees for Heritage Trees to equal or exceed three times the caliper inches of such tree.
- Revise to require replacement trees for Historic Trees to equal or exceed five times the caliper inches of such tree.
(2) Species. A replacement tree must be one of the following trees, and no one species of tree may constitute more than 30 percent of the replacement trees planted on a lot or tract.
APPROVED REPLACEMENT TREES
SCIENTIFIC NAME COMMON NAME
Acer barbatum var. Caddo Caddo Maple
Acer grandidentatum Bigtooth Maple
Acer buergerianum Trident Maple
Carya illinoensis Pecan
Cercis canadensis Redbud
Chilopsis linearis Desert Willow
Diospyros texana Texas Persimmon
Diospyros virginiana [male only] Common or American Persimmon
Fraxinus americana White Ash
Fraxinus texensis Texas Ash
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis Thornless Honeylocust
Gymnocladus dioicus Kentucky Coffeetree
Ilex decidua Possumhaw or Deciduous Holly
Ilex vomitoria Yaupon Holly
Juglans microcarpa Texas Black Walnut
Juniperus ashei Ashe Juniper
Juniperus virginiana Eastern Red Cedar
Lagerstroemia indica Crepe Myrtle
Liquidambar styraciflua Sweetgum
Magnolia grandiflora Southern Magnolia
Pinus eldarica Eldarica, Mondell, or Afghan Pine
Pinus nigra Austrian or Black Pine
Pinus thunbergii Japanese Black Pine
Pistacia chinensis Chinese Pistachio
Prosopis glandulosa Mesquite
Prunus mexicana Mexican Plum
Quercus buckleyi Texas Red Oak
Quercus durandii Durrand Oak
Quercus fusiformis Escarpment Live Oak
Quercus macrocarpa Bur Oak
Quercus muhlenbergii Chinkapin Oak
Quercus shumardii Shumard Oak
Quercus virginiana Live Oak
Sapindus drummondii Western Soapberry
Sideroxylon lanuginosum Chittamwood or Gum Bumelia
Sophora affinis Eve's Necklace
Taxodium ascendens Pond Cypress
Taxodium distichum Bald Cypress
Ulmus crassifolia Cedar Elm
Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark Elm
Viburnum rufidulum Rusty Blackhaw
- Revise to move the “Approved Replacement Tree” listing to the Technical manual.
(3) Location. The replacement trees must be planted on the lot from which the protected tree was removed or seriously injured, except as otherwise allowed by Section 51A-10.135. Replacement trees may not be planted within a visibility triangle, a water course, or an existing or proposed street or alley.
(4) Minimum size. A replacement tree must have a caliper of at least two inches.
(A) Except as otherwise provided in Subparagraphs (B) and (C), all replacement trees must be planted within 30 days after the removal or serious injury of the protected trees.
(B) If the property owner provides the building official with an affidavit that all replacement trees will be planted within six months, the building official may permit the property owner to plant the replacement trees during the six-month period.
(C) If the property owner provides the building official with a performance bond or a letter of credit in the amount of the total cost of purchasing and planting replacement trees, the building official may permit the property owner up to 18 months to plant the replacement trees, with the following restrictions:
(i) for single family or multifamily developments, at least 50 percent of the total caliper of replacement trees must be planted before 65 percent of the development has received a final building inspection or a certificate of occupancy, and all replacement trees must be planted prior to the completion of the development; and
(ii) in all other cases, the replacement trees must be planted prior to the issuance of a certificate of occupancy.
(D) A replacement tree that dies within two years of the date it was planted must be replaced by another replacement tree that complies with this section. (Ord. Nos. 22053; 25155)
- Revise to require a performance bond or letter of credit in the amount of the total cost of purchasing and planting replacement trees for all mitigation.