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    Street trees

    Hello,

    Does anyone know of any cities in NY (other than NYC) with street tree policies? Alternatively, any US city will suffice.

    Thanks

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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    For each 50-feet of frontage on a public street, or code requires a minimum of 3 canopy trees, 5 understory trees, and 20 shrubs within a 10-foot wide landscaping strip.

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    This is the best northern climate tree ordinance I've ever worked with.

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    This is like throwing a dart at the side of a barn. Have you even looked?

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    For each 50-feet of frontage on a public street, or code requires a minimum of 3 canopy trees, 5 understory trees, and 20 shrubs within a 10-foot wide landscaping strip.
    Do you have all of this plant material within the ROW? Sounds more like bufferyard landscaping than parkway plantings.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    For each 50-feet of frontage on a public street, or code requires a minimum of 3 canopy trees, 5 understory trees, and 20 shrubs within a 10-foot wide landscaping strip.
    And your utility is cool with this? Is there a horizontal/vertical separation minimum?

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    Quote Originally posted by hilldweller View post
    And your utility is cool with this? Is there a horizontal/vertical separation minimum?
    Yes; they participated in the development of the standards.
    Yes; the utilities provide the developers with typical design criteria.

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    I don't know if you're looking for allowed trees to be planted (in case of new developments) or preservation of existing trees.

    You can check on this link;

    http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/5276.html

    Nevertheless, you may contact your local Authorities implementing such codes.

    Good luck.

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