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portion of the Town is located in a Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone as defined by the <br />California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and the associated wildfire <br />threat that exists for the community. It is the intent of this division to preserve as many <br />protected trees as possible throughout the Town through staff review and the development <br />review process. Special provisions regarding hillsides are included in section 29.10.0987 of this <br />division in recognition of the unique biological and environmental differences between the <br />hillside and non -hillside areas of the Town. This section does not supersede the provisions of <br />Chapter 26 of this Code. <br />Section 29.10.0955 Definitions of Town Code Chapter 29 are hereby added to read as <br />follows: <br />Defensible Space means an area around the perimeter of a structure in which vegetation, <br />debris, and other types of combustible fuels are treated, cleared, or reduced to slow the rate <br />and intensity of potentially approaching wildfire or fire escaping from structures. <br />Section 29.10.0970 Exceptions are hereby amended to read as follows: <br />The following trees are excepted from the provisions of this division and may be removed <br />or severely pruned without Town approval or issuance of a tree removal permit: <br />(1) A fruit or nut tree that is less than eighteen (18) inches in diameter (fifty -seven-inch <br />circumference). <br />(2) Any of the following trees that are less than twenty-four (24) inches in diameter <br />(seventy-five (75) inches in circumference): <br />(1) Black Acacia (Acacia melanoxylon) <br />(2) Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) <br />(3) Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) <br />(4) Blue Gum Eucalyptus (E. globulus) <br />(5) Red Gum Eucalyptus (E. camaldulensis) <br />(6) Other Eucalyptus (E. spp.)-Hillsides only <br />(7) Palm (except Phoenix canariensis) <br />(8) Privet (Ligustrum lucidum) <br />(3) Any removal or maintenance of a tree to conform with the implementation and <br />maintenance of Defensible Space per Chapter 9 — Fire Prevention and Protection with <br />the exception of any tree listed in subcategories (3) and (10) of Sec.29.10.0960— Scope <br />of Protected Trees. <br />2of5 <br />Ordinance 2303 February 4,2020 <br />