Sec. 38-1. Definitions.
For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
Buildings and grounds: The division in the department of public works under whose jurisdiction street trees fall.
Park: All public parks, or public open spaces having individual names.
Principal thoroughfare: Any street upon which trucks are not prohibited.
Property line: The right-of-way line of a street or highway.
Property owner: The person owning such property as shown by the city assessor's maps.
Public places: All other grounds owned by the city.
Public trees: All shade and ornamental trees now or hereafter growing on any street, right-of-way or any public areas where otherwise indicated.
(a) Large trees: Those attaining a height of forty-five (45) feet or more.
(b) Medium trees: Those attaining a height of thirty (30) to forty-five (45) feet.
(c) Small trees: Those attaining a height of less than thirty (30) feet.
Street or highway: The entire width of every public way or right-of-way when any part thereof is open to the use of the public, as a matter of right, for purposes of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Treelawn: That part of a street or highway, not covered by a sidewalk or other paving, lying between the property line and that portion of the street or highway usually used for vehicular traffic.
Urban forester: The person within buildings and grounds or his designated representative, assigned to carry out specified duties of this chapter. (Tax Code 1959, § 23.1-1; Ord. of 5-23-78; Ord. No. O-81-106, § 1, 5-26-81; Ord. No. O-99-254, 11-23-99; Ord. No. O-12-136, 11-27-12)
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