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ORDINANCE NO. 225 <br />Ail ORDINANCE AMENDING PROVISIONS RELATING TO TREES OF SECTION 8.005, CHAPTER 8, <br />SUBDIVISIONS OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF ELK GROVE VILLAGE <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the President and Board of Trustees of the <br />Village of Elk Grove Village, Counties of Cook and DuPage, Illinois: <br />Section 1. That such provisions of Section 8.005 as relate to trees of Chapter <br />8, Subdivisions, of the Municipal Code of Elk Grove Village be and are hereby <br />amended to read as follows: <br />"Trees. <br />"a) Requirements as to number, location and type: Street trees shall be <br />planted throughout the entire subdivision. Such trees shall be planted in <br />the parkways not less than four feet from any sidewalk or curb and spaced <br />not more than fifty feet apart not less than one per lot. However, at street <br />corners trees shall be located at least twenty feet from the intersection of <br />street right-of-way lines. Where the planting strip between the sidewalk and <br />street curb is less than six feet wide, the trees shall be planted on the lots. <br />"The following trees are acceptable to the Village for such planting: red or <br />pin oak, hard maple, American or European linden, sycamore, thornless honey <br />locust, ironwood, columnar maple or hackberry, American ash. <br />"The average trunk diameter of such trees measured at a height of six inches <br />above finished ground level, shall be a minimum of 2.5 inches. <br />"The developer is to certify to the Village Board that said trees are free <br />from disease under the State of Illinois Inspection Department standar�s. The <br />trees shall be transplanted stock and transplanting thereof having been done <br />within four years from the time of purchase. Trees when planted shall bear <br />a guarantee of one full year. <br />"b) Planting requirements. All top soil used shall be clean and of good <br />quality and shall be tested by the State or County agricultural agency and <br />improved with chemical fertilizers or organic manures as recommended by such <br />agency. <br />"c) Tree pits. Tree pits shall be round, at least six inches wider than the <br />diameter of the root spread, shall have vertical sides and shall be at least <br />twenty-four inches below finish grade. <br />"d) Planting: Each tree shall be planted plumb slightly lower than where it <br />stood in the nursery (in relation to finish grade); and shall be thoroughly <br />watered when the hole is two-thirds full of top soil. After watering, the <br />filling shall be completed and the soil thoroughly tamped. After planting a <br />three inch mulch of well rotted manure or peat shall be applied over the dis- <br />turbed ground and a shallow watering basin provided around the tree. <br />"e) Maintenance. All trees shall be watered and maintained until established. <br />All trees not in a vigorous growing condition after one growing season shall <br />be replaced at the beginning of the next succeeding planting season. <br />'If) Seasonal limits. Planting shall be done during the proper seasons. No <br />planting shall be done in frozen soil or during unfavorable weather conditions. <br />"g) Staking. Each tree shall be staked with one 2z inch square stake eight <br />feet long. The stake shall be driven plumb 22 feet into the ground and close <br />to the tree. Tie at top and bottom with a figure 8 hitch consisting of No. 14 <br />gauge wire encased in a section of rubber hose." <br />Section 2. That -this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after <br />its passage, approval and publication according to law. <br />PASSED this 12th day of March, 1962. APPROVED this 21st day of March, 1962. <br />Attest: s/ James R. Gibson <br />President <br />s/ Eleanor G. Turner <br />Village Clerk <br />Of '''irc 7, -_ofs" 1_L1 <br />