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Record #: O2021-4764   
Type: Ordinance Status: Introduced
Intro date: 10/14/2021 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Enviromental Protection and Energy
Final action:
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 10-32 regarding permits, protection, replacement and removal regulations for trees, plants and shrubs
Sponsors: Sadlowski Garza, Susan, Cardenas, George A., Rodriguez, Michael D., Waguespack, Scott, Osterman, Harry
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 10 - Streets, Public Ways, Parks, Airports & Harbors - Ch. 32 Trees, Plants & Shrubs
Attachments: 1. O2021-4764.pdf
ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO:
SECTION 1. Section 10-32-060 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

10-32-060 Permit required.
No person other than the deputy commissionor Deputy Commissioner shall plant, remove, trim, spray^ or chemically inject or treat, or in any way affect the general health or structure of a parkway tree or shrub without first having obtained a permit to do so in accordance with the provisions of this chapter; provided, however, that no permit shall be necessary for the activities described in Section 10-32-050. All permit requirements of this chapter shall be applicable to governmental agencies and to public utilities governed by an Act concerning Public Utilities, approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
No person or ontitv shall remove anv tree without first having obtained a permit to do so in accordance with this chapter.

SECTION 2. Section 10-32-120 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding the language underscored, and by deleting the language struck through, as follows:

10-32-120 Protection of trees during building operations.
During planning and execution of anv (i) excavation, or (ii) the erection, alteration, repair, demolition or removal of any building or structure, ef including anv excavation in connection therewith, the ownor of tho affoctod property partv responsible for the planning and execution shall:
take into account the presence of trees and take every effort to minimize tree loss and damage following the "Tree Protection Detailed Specifications" as issued bv the Deputy Commissioner.
Anv public tree proposed for removal shall be subject to the City's "Tree Removal and Replacement Protocol" as detailed in Section 10-32-200.
place or cause to be placed around each nearby public tree one or more protective devices sufficient to prevent injury to the trunk, crown and roo...

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