Chapter 10
COMPREHENSIVE URBAN FORESTRY MANAGEMENT, PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION PLANlinklink

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8-10-1: PURPOSE:
8-10-2: DEFINITIONS:
8-10-3: PARKWAY STANDARDS:
8-10-4: PLANTING:
8-10-5: PRUNING:
8-10-6: REMOVALS:
8-10-7: NUISANCE TREES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY:
8-10-8: CONSTRUCTION/PROTECTION:
8-10-9: ACCIDENTS/VANDALISM:
8-10-10: NATURAL DISASTER:
8-10-11: TREE APPRAISALS:
8-10-12: PRUNING ZONE MAP:

8-10-1: PURPOSE:linklink


A. To manage, preserve and protect the Village's urban forest by way of planting, pruning, removal, construction, accidents/vandalism, and natural disasters. This plan also is to provide for the proper parkway and right-of-way standards and establishment of new trees, the protection and maintenance of existing trees and timely removal of hazardous or infectious diseased trees on both public and private lands. The Village's trees, landscape, and parks are a valuable asset to the Village, residents, wildlife, and planet, and must be protected and cared for responsibly.


B. It is further intended to balance the property rights of individual property owners with those of the overall health, safety and welfare interests of the Village. Trees enhance and preserve the air quality of the Village through the filtering effect of trees on air pollutants, reduce noise within the Village through the baffle and barrier effect of trees on the spread of noise, reduce topsoil erosion through the soil retention effect of tree roots, reduce energy consumption through windbreak and shade effects, provide nesting areas for birds and other wildlife which in turn assist in the control of insects, reduce stormwater runoff and the costs associated therewith, replenish groundwater supplies and protect as well as increase property values. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-2: DEFINITIONS:linklink

Terms used in this chapter shall have the following meanings:

ANSI: American National Standards Institute.

AESTHETICS: The overall look and structure of a tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc., determined by Village qualified staff.

APPRAISED VALUE: The monetary value of an asset set forth through the Village's appraisal methods.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES: The elected President and Board members legally empowered to control all functions of the government of the Village of Bensenville.

BRANCH COLLAR: Where the branch attaches to the parent branch or trunk.

CALIPER SIZE: The diameter of the tree trunk. On trees with a trunk smaller than six inches (6") measurements should be taken six inches (6") from the ground. On trees with a trunk larger than six inches (6") measurements should be taken four and a half feet (4.5') above the ground, known as the dbh (diameter at breast height).

CATASTROPHIC INJURY: A severe injury to the tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc., causing the death or removal of such asset as determined by Village qualified staff.

FRONTAGE: A strip or extent of land abutting to the street.

GENUS: A horticultural taxonomical category to determine a plant's name.

JULIE: Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators. A service used to locate and make known of where underground and above ground utilities are located. Example: cable, electric, gas, phone.

LIEN: A right to keep possession of a property belonging to another person until a debt owed by that person is paid.

PARENT LIMB: The location on a tree or shrub where a smaller limb comes in contact with a larger limb.

PARKWAY: The unpaved land within a public right-of-way parallel and adjacent to the roadway.

PARKWAY TREE REMOVAL PERMIT: A document through the Village's Public Works Department for the removal of any Village owed asset.

PROHIBITED: To be forbidden and/or banned.

RIGHT-OF-WAY: A strip of land acquired by reservation, dedication, forced dedication, prescription or condemnation and intended to be occupied by a road, railroad, electric transmission lines, oil or gas pipeline, water line, sanitary storm sewer, and other similar uses.

ROOT PRUNING: The process of trimming roots to either stimulate growth, develop a thick mass, remove broken or damaged roots or protection during construction.

ROOT ZONE: The critical root mass. Essentially, the invisible or imaginary circle that runs along or just outside the dripline of a tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc.

SPECIES: A horticultural taxonomical category to determine a plant's name.

TREE APPRAISAL: The monetary value of an asset set forth through the Village's appraisal methods.

URBAN FOREST: The collection assets of trees, shrubs, perennials, turf, etc., within the Village of Bensenville. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)
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8-10-3: PARKWAY STANDARDS:linklink


A. The parkway shall consist of grass, except where covered by driveway pavement. A minimum of one parkway tree per forty feet (40') of frontage is required.


B. The use of loose stone, rock or gravel is prohibited on public parkways.


C. Other than trees, no other landscape plants shall be planted. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-4: PLANTING:linklink


A. Tree Planting Program: The Board of Trustees hereby creates and sets up an annual tree planting program for new trees and tree replacements. The trees are to be placed in the Village-owned right-of-ways at Village determined locations with no fees charged to the adjacent property owner. The Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.) shall be solely responsible for selecting tree species and planting locations that are in the best interest of the Village and its forestry management plan.


B. Trees Planted: All trees planted within Village owned property (parks, parkways, right-of-ways, etc.) shall be at least two inches (2") in caliper size and be approved by the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.).


C. Variety: No tree genus shall make up more than twenty percent (20%) and no species shall make up more than ten percent (10%) of the Village urban forest.


D. Planting: Planting will be done in accordance with the most current edition of the "American National Standard for Tree Care Operations" ANSI A300 (part 6) transplanting.


E. Planting Spaces: Selected trees must meet the specifications of the planting spaces that are presently available within the Village in terms of soil, lighting conditions, and overall size at maturity.


F. Trees Purchased: All trees that the Village purchases will be between two inches (2") to three inches (3") caliper, come from an Illinois Department of Agriculture certified nursery (where practical) and are to follow ANSI Z60.1-2004 American Standard for Nursery Stock.


G. Minimum Standard: A minimum of one parkway tree per forty feet (40') of frontage is required for all development and the parkway shall be grass, except where covered by driveway pavement.


H. Location: Wherever feasible, parkway trees shall be planted on the public parkway and not on the private property side of the sidewalk.


I. Prohibited List: No trees from the prohibited list may be installed. See chart below of prohibited trees.

PROHIBITED LIST

Common Name   Scientific Name   Reason  
All evergreens   Juniperus, Picea, Pinus, Pseudotsuga, Thuja, etc.   Lack of visibility  
Ash   Fraxinus   Emerald ash borer (EAB)  
Boxelder   Acer negundo   Weak structure  
Bradford pear   Pyrus   Weak structure  
Buckthorn   Rhamnus   Fruit, invasive  
Eastern cottonwood   Populus deltoides   Weak structure  
Fruit trees (apple, apricot, cherry, fig, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, etc.)     Fruit  
Ginkgo (female)   Ginkgo biloba (female)   Fruit  
Honeylocust   Gleditsia triacanthos   Overplanted  
Mulberry   Morus   Fruit, invasive  
Osage orange   Maclura   Fruit  
Siberian elm   Ulmus pumila   Weak structure  
Silver maple   Acer saccharinum   Overplanted  
Tree of heaven   Ailanthus altissima   Invasive  
Willow   Salix   Weak structure  


J. Mulch And Watering: Newly planted trees must be mulched for at least the first year and watered appropriately for two (2) years to enable trees to become fully established and thrive. During the growing season, one inch (1") of water should be applied weekly to the root ball of newly planted trees unless adequate soil moisture is present.


K. Mulch Layer: It is required that a two inch (2") to three inch (3") layer of wood chip mulch will be maintained in a circular area around the base of the tree that is at least three feet (3') in diameter.

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L. Tags And Stakes: All tags, rope and wire ties will be removed. Trunk wrap may remain in place for the first winter season if necessary for thin-barked trees. Stakes will only be used in windy locations and will be removed after one year.


M. Pests And Stress: All trees will be monitored for pests or other signs of stress, and conditions will be remedied when appropriate and possible.


N. Planting Location:

1. No planting of any sort shall be planted within the distance of forty feet (40') of any street corner or intersection, measured from the point of the nearest intersecting curbs.
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2. No planting of any sort shall be planted within the distance of ten feet (10') of any fire hydrant or street light.

3. Plantings shall be installed on the centerline (whenever possible) of the parkways or right-of-ways and have a minimum width of four feet (4') of parkway or right-of-way space required for any plantings.

4. If overhead utilities exist, a shorter variety of tree, growing to a maximum height of fifteen feet (15') or shorter is required.

5. No planting of two (2) of the same genus or species next to one another whenever possible.


O. Permit: Any resident, firm, private contractor, etc., wanting to plant in any Village owned parkway, right-of-way, park, etc., must first obtain a parkway tree planting permit from the Public Works Department.


P. JULIE: Before any planting is to be done, JULIE must first be contacted at 1-800-892-0123 or www.illinois1call.com.


Q. Violations Of Planting Regulations: Whoever violates this section, in addition to any other fines, or fees, shall be subject to the following provisions:

1. Fines: First offense, five hundred dollars ($500.00); second offense, one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); third and subsequent offense, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).

2. Lien: If the entity or person cannot pay the fines and fees, a lien shall be placed against their property. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-5: PRUNING:linklink


A. Tree Pruning Program: The Board of Trustees hereby creates and sets up an annual tree pruning program for the maintenance and care of all public trees. The Village has been divided into six (6) pruning zones; each zone shall be trimmed once every four (4) years. (See Pruning Zones Map in section 8-10-12 of this chapter.)


B. Standards: All Village-owned trees shall be pruned in accordance with the most current edition of the "American National Standard for Tree Care Operations" ANSI A300 Pruning (part 1). This work will be accomplished within the following specifications:

1. Crown cleaning and thinning.

2. Removing under branches to permit clearance of approximately fifteen feet (15') where practical to allow motor vehicles to pass and approximately eight feet (8') on the sidewalk side for pedestrian use. Lowest branches shall not start lower than six feet (6') above ground when practical.

3. Remove trunk suckers and water sprouts, especially where they are present at the base of the trunk.

4. Limbs shall be removed which overhang houses with the objective to raise the trees aesthetically to maintain clearance. Exceptions to this requirement may be made when the removal of a sound limb will greatly detract from the overall appearance of the tree. In those cases where determinations cannot be easily made, the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.) shall be consulted.

5. Smaller limbs shall be removed within three feet (3') of overhead utility services from the house to the public utility pole or line or as necessary for proper clearance.

6. Remove all dead, dying, diseased, interfering, objectionable and weak branches and stubs greater than two inches (2") in diameter from all trees.

7. Remove one of two (2) or more crossed and/or rubbing branches from the trees where practical.

8. All cuts to be made sufficiently close to parent limb, without cutting into the branch collar or leaving a protruding stub, so that closure can readily start under normal conditions.

9. Rope down all branches where damage could be incurred by the gouging of a sodded area and/or damage to public walks. Use caution where there is the possibility of damaging adjacent privately owned shrubs, trees, or flowers.

10. Precut all limbs being removed whenever there is a possibility of stripping the bark.


C. Footwear: No person (whether Village employee or contractor) working in trees shall use shoes with spikes or any other footwear, which will, in the Village's opinion, injure the trees while work is being performed. At no time shall any person working in trees for pruning purposes wear spurs or climbing irons.


D. Streetlights And Traffic Control Devices: Clear all streetlight and traffic control devices including non-illuminated signage to allow adequate lighting and sign visibility for the length of the trim cycle.


E. Safety: The Village requires the use of all safety devices and procedures which will conform to the most current editions of American National Standards Institute, ANSI standard Z133.1 (for pruning, repairing, maintaining and removing trees and cutting brush and for arboricultural operations - safety requirements).


F. Pruning, Right-Of-Way Clearance Of Private Trees: Every owner of any privately owned tree overhanging any street or right-of-way within the Village shall prune the branches so that such branches shall not obstruct the view of any street intersection and so that there shall be a clear space of eight feet (8') above the surface of the sidewalk and fifteen feet (15') above the street. Said owners shall remove all dead, diseased or dangerous privately owned trees or broken or decayed limbs which constitute a menace to the safety of the public. The Village, in accordance with the law, shall have the right to prune any tree or shrub on private property when it interferes with the proper spread of light along the street from a streetlight or interferes with visibility of any traffic control device or sign.


G. Interference: It shall be unlawful for any person to prevent, delay or interfere with the Village or any of its agents, while engaging in and about the planting, cultivating, mulching, pruning, spraying, or removing of any street trees, park trees, or dead, nuisance, or diseased trees on private grounds.


H. Pruning, Village Owned Trees: No homeowner, contractor or anyone else besides Village employees or Village contractors shall prune any Village owned tree, shrub, perennial, etc., without approval from the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.).


I. Violations Of Pruning Regulations: Whoever violates this section, in addition to any other fines, or fees, shall be subject to the following provisions:

1. Fines: First offense, five hundred dollars ($500.00); second offense, one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); third and subsequent offense, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).

2. Appraised Value: If catastrophic injury is incurred or the aesthetics of the tree are deemed poor from improper pruning, then the appraised value fine will be put into effect.

3. Lien: If the entity or person cannot pay the fines and fees, a lien shall be placed against their property. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-6: REMOVALS:linklink


A. Removal: Any Village owned tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc., deemed diseased, infected, in general decline, or pose a risk and deemed necessary for removal by the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.) will be done by Village employees or contractors of the Village only.


B. Permit: No person shall remove or cut down any tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc., in any parkway, right-of-way or other Village-owned property without first securing a parkway tree removal permit from the Department of Public Works. Any permit authorizing removal will be subject to such conditions as the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.) may deem necessary or appropriate to minimize damage to other trees or vegetation on a site and may include the installation of protective fencing.


C. Healthy Trees: The Village does not remove trees deemed healthy by qualified Village staff.


D. Tree Removal Permit: Steps to obtain a tree removal permit for a deemed healthy tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc:

1. Call 1-630-350-3435, email or visit the Village of Bensenville Public Works Department at 717 East Jefferson Street to schedule an inspection of the site with the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.).

2. If no alterations can be made after an inspection, a tree appraisal will be done. Tree appraisals consist of the following: tree size, removal/clean-up/restoration costs, benefits cost, location rating and condition. (Example: A 15 inch Norway maple has a removal/clean-up cost of $360.00, benefits cost of $141.00, locations rating of 69 [rating scale of 50, 57, 63, 69, 75] and condition of 4 [scale of 1 - 4] would have an appraised value of $16,568.74.)

3. If after the tree appraisal is completed and the requesting party still wants the tree removed, the requesting party must pay the appraised value of the tree to the Village to be used in the landscape budget for future use.

4. Once the transaction is completed, the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.) will schedule removal.


E. Violations Of Removal Regulations: Whoever violates this section, in addition to any other fines, or fees, shall be subject to the following provisions:

1. The responsible party must pay the Village's appraised value of the removed tree to the Village to be used in the landscape budget for future use.

2. If the entity or person cannot pay the fines and fees, a lien shall be placed against their property. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-7: NUISANCE TREES ON PRIVATE PROPERTY:linklink

The Village, in accordance with the law, shall have the right to cause the removal of any dead or diseased trees, or trees that are deemed a nuisance on private property within the Village, when such trees constitute a hazard to life and property or harbor insects or disease which constitutes a potential threat to other trees within the Village. The Village will notify in writing the owners of such trees. Removal is the responsibility of said owners and shall be done by the owners at their own expense within sixty (60) days after the date of service of notice or such other time as may be agreed upon by the Village and the property owner. In the event of failure of owners to comply with such provisions, the Village shall have the authority to remove such trees and file a lien against the property for the amount of the costs of removal.


A. Identified nuisances:

1. Dutch Elm Disease (DED):

a. Nuisance: Any tree or part thereof, which living or dead, infected or attacked by Dutch elm disease, DED (Ceratocystisulmi) is hereby declared to be a nuisance. It shall be unlawful to permit any tree or part thereof so infected to remain in the Village.

b. Pruning: To mitigate the spread of Dutch elm disease the pruning of elms on public and private property from April through August is prohibited unless a hazardous situation arises.

c. Destruction Of Affected Trees: The owner, occupant or agent of the parcel of land on which the diseased elm tree exists shall remove and destroy the elm tree within ten (10) days after notification to such owner, occupant or agent, by the Village that the elm tree situated on said parcel of land is in fact diseased and infected.

d. Abatement By The Village: In case the owner, occupant or agent of the parcel of land on which a diseased elm tree is located cannot be found or if found and notified as aforesaid, neglects or refuses to abate the nuisance, the Village may abate the same by the removal and destruction of the diseased elm tree, and the owner, occupant, and agent or any of them, shall be charged with those expenses which may be incurred by the Village in the removal of the diseased elm tree, which expense shall be collected by the Village by suit, or otherwise.

e. Lien For Removal Cost: The cost of removal and destruction of a diseased elm tree is a lien upon the real estate affected, superior to all other liens and encumbrances, except tax liens; provided; that notice has been given as hereinafter described; and further provided, that within sixty (60) days after such cost and expense is incurred, the Village, or person performing the service by authority of the Village, in his own name, files notice of lien in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds of DuPage and Cook Counties. The notice shall consist of a sworn statement setting out: 1) a description of the real estate sufficient for identification thereof; 2) the amount of money representing the cost and expense incurred or payable for the service; and 3) the date or dates when such cost and expense was incurred by the Village. Upon payment of the cost and expense by the owner of or persons interested in such property, after notice of lien has been filed, the lien shall be released by the Village, or person in whose name the lien has been filed, and the release may be filed of record as in the case of filing notice of lien. The cost of such tree removal shall not be a lien upon the real estate affected unless a notice shall be personally served or sent by registered mail to the person to whom was sent the tax bill for the general taxes for the last preceding year on the property, such notice to be delivered or sent not less than thirty (30) days prior to the removal of the tree or trees located thereon. The notice shall contain the substance of this section and identify the property, by common description, and the tree or trees affected.

f. Violations Of Nuisance Regulations: Whoever violates this section, in addition to any other fines, or fees, shall be subject to the following provisions:

(1) Fines: First offense, five hundred dollars ($500.00); second offense, one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); third and subsequent offense, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).

(2) Lien: If the entity or person cannot pay the fines and fees, a lien shall be placed against their property.

2. Emerald Ash Borer:

a. Refer to the EAB Management Plan on file and available for viewing at the Office of the Village Clerk or Public Works Department.

3. Gypsy Moth:

a. The Village acknowledges the ongoing problem of gypsy moth and its devastating effect it can have on the tree population.

b. The Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.) shall authorize the treatment of trees when necessary in order to control the spread of this insect. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-8: CONSTRUCTION/PROTECTION:linklink


A. Fence, Frame Or Box: All trees, shrubs, perennials, turf, etc., on Village-owned property near any excavation or construction of any building structure or street work shall have the asset and root zones guarded with a good substantial fence, frame, or box not less than four feet (4') high and eight feet (8') square, or at a distance in feet from the tree equal to the caliper of the trunk in inches, whichever is greater, and all building material, dirt or other debris shall be kept outside the barrier.

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B. Excavating: No person shall excavate any ditches, tunnels, trenches, or lay any drive within a radius of ten feet (10') from any public tree without first obtaining a written permit.


C. Passage Of Water, Air And Fertilizer: No person shall deposit, place, store or maintain upon any public place of the Municipality, any stone, brick, sand, concrete or other materials which may impede the free passage of water, air and fertilizer to the roots of any tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc., growing therein, except by written permit.


D. Root Zone Protection - Ten Inches Or Less: Trees ten inches (10") or less in diameter must have root zone protection of a minimum of five feet (5') from the center of the tree. Establish tree diameter at a point of four and a half feet (4.5') above ground.


E. Root Zone Protection - Eleven Inches To Nineteen Inches: Trees between eleven inches (11") and nineteen inches (19") in diameter must have root zone protection of a minimum of ten feet (10') from the center of the tree. Establish tree diameter at a point of four and a half feet (4.5') above ground.


F. Root Zone Protection - Greater Than Twenty Inches: Trees greater than twenty inches (20") in diameter must have root zone protection of a minimum of fifteen feet (15') from the center of the tree. Establish tree diameter at a point of four and a half feet (4.5') above ground.


G. Crossing Outside The Root Protection Zone: When construction equipment is permitted to cross the parkway or right-of-way outside the root protection zone, including dumpster delivery on private property, the parkway must be protected with a maintained six inch (6") layer of wood chips or mulch, or one inch (1") layer of plywood or similar approved material sufficient to protect the entire parkway where equipment crosses. Before any equipment crosses the parkway, an inspection of the protective layer will be done by the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.).


H. Final Inspection: Prior to removal of the root zone protection or prior to any required parkway landscape restoration, a final inspection of the parkway is required by the Director of Public Works or their designee (Village forester, horticulturalist, etc.).


I. Proper Root Pruning: If construction activity is to occur within the root zone of existing parkway or right-of-way trees, root pruning and/or special care will be required. A certified arborist from the Village must administer, supervise or sign off on any treatments. All required root pruning must be completed prior to delivery of any materials or equipment, excavation or actual work begins.

1. An approved root pruning mechanical device that cuts to a minimum depth of eighteen inches (18") is mandatory for any excavation that occurs in the parkway or right-of-way within the drip line of a Village-owned tree.

2. Root pruning must occur no more than six inches (6") outside the limits of excavation and be continuous within the drip line of the tree. For excavations bisecting the parkway or right-of-way such as utility connections, the root pruning cut also must bisect the parkway corresponding to the length of the excavation.

3. Root pruning must be to the depth of four inches (4") below the lowest point of excavation up to a maximum depth of twenty four inches (24").

4. Once excavation begins, if any roots greater than one inch (1") in diameter are encountered below twenty four inches (24") depth, the root must be trimmed flush with a sharp saw to eliminate any ragged edges.

5. Root pruning can occur no earlier than one month prior to excavation beginning.

6. Root pruning trench must be backfilled within forty eight (48) hours of excavation.


J. Violations Of Construction/Protection Regulations: Whoever violates this section, in addition to any other fines, or fees, shall be subject to the following provisions:

1. Fines: First offense, five hundred dollars ($500.00); second offense, one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); third and subsequent offense, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).

2. Appraised Value: If catastrophic injury is incurred or the aesthetics of the tree are deemed poor from damage, then the appraised value fine will be put into effect.

3. Lien: If the entity or person cannot pay the fines and fees, a lien shall be placed against their property. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-9: ACCIDENTS/VANDALISM:linklink


A. Vehicle Accident Or Vandalism: In the case of a vehicular accident or vandalism, where a Village-owned tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc., are damaged or removed, fines will be charged according to the percentage of damage to such asset or tree appraisal.


B. Attachments: No person shall attach any object (bird feeder or house, paint, poster, nails, rope, sign, squirrel guards, swing, wire, etc.) to a Village-owned tree, shrub, perennial, turf, etc.


C. Fines: First offense, five hundred dollars ($500.00); second offense, one thousand dollars ($1,000.00); third and subsequent offense, two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00).


D. Appraised Value: If catastrophic injury is incurred or the aesthetics of the tree are deemed poor from damage, then the appraised value fine will be put into effect.


E. Lien: If the entity or person cannot pay the fines and fees, a lien shall be placed against their property. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)

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8-10-10: NATURAL DISASTER:linklink

Natural disasters (micro-bursts, tornados, wind storms, snow storms, etc.) occur and sometimes without much warning. Clean-up and appropriate disaster response will follow the Village's Emergency Disaster Plan. (Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)
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8-10-11: TREE APPRAISALS:linklink


A. The Village utilizes Purdue University Extension Tree Appraisal Formula when calculating the appraised value of a tree.


B. The formula used in this process is: Value = (Basic Tree Cost) x (Species Rating %) x (Condition Rating %) x (Location Rating %).

1. Basic tree cost is calculated by multiplying the cost per square inch of replacing a tree and the cross sectional area of the removed tree.

a. The cost to replace the tree is the sum of the purchase and installation costs of a new two inch (2") tree divided by the cross sectional area of a newly planted two inch (2") tree. At the time of publication of this chapter, the value is ($230 purchase + $100 installation)/3.1 sq. in. = $105/sq. in. The Village reserves the right to modify this number based on actual costs and/or industry standards at the time of determination.

b. The cross sectional area of the removed tree shall be measured at the diameter breast height (dbh) of the removed tree.

2. Species rating percent is the factor assigned to a given tree species, based on the Illinois Arborist Association (www.illinoisarborist.org). This subjective rating is based on individual qualities and traits, which may vary geographically within the State because of local climate and environmental influences.

3. Condition rating percent is the rating determined by establishing the overall health and structural integrity of the tree. An assessment of the condition includes roots, trunk, and canopy. The Village Arborist shall determine the condition rating on a scale of 1 to 4. For the purpose of the appraisal calculation the following shall be used: 1 = poor (use 0.25), 2 = fair (use 0.50), 3 = good (use 0.75), and 4 = excellent (use 1.0).

4. Location rating percent is a value determined by the tree's placement in the landscape and the overall area in which property is located. The Village has created a map depicting the different location ratings. Ratings are established as follows: cul-de-sacs/dead ends (use 0.50), parks (use 0.57), secondary roadways (use 0.63), primary roads (use 0.69), and Village Center (use 0.75).



(Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)
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8-10-12: PRUNING ZONE MAP:linklink



(Ord. 32-2019, 5-28-2019)
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