Sec. 35.1-25.1.13. Installation.
(a) The planting of trees shall be done in accordance with either the standardized landscape specifications jointly adopted by the Virginia Nurserymen’s Association and the Virginia Society of Landscape Designers, or the Virginia Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
(b) All landscaping used to satisfy the requirements of the landscaping ordinance shall meet the specifications and standards of the American Association of Nurserymen.
(c) Any tree used to satisfy the requirements of the landscaping ordinance shall be a minimum of one and one half (1.5) inches in caliper at time of planting.
(d) Required landscaping shall be installed in accordance with an approved site development plan. Required landscaping shall be completed prior to occupancy or the property owner or developer may provide a guarantee in a form acceptable to the zoning administrator that ensures installation.
(1) A guarantee for required landscaping shall be in an amount equal to one hundred twenty percent (120%) of the cost of all plants, related materials and installation. Amount is subject to approval of the city’s zoning administrator and urban forester.
(2) All required landscaping shall be installed, inspected, and approved within six (6) months of acceptance of the guarantee.
(3) During any water emergency declared by the governing body in which the use of water is restricted, the Zoning Administrator may permit the delayed installation of required trees, plants or screening materials. In this event, the property owner shall be required to obtain and or maintain a guarantee. After declaration of the water emergency ends, the property owner shall be required to install all trees, plants, screening and related materials within six (6) months. (Ord. of 6-13-06, #O-06-070)
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