Specifications include, but are not limited to: 1. Trim and Shape – Unless otherwise indicated herein, trim and shape shall mean:
a. All trees shall be “Crown Cleaned” to include but not be limited to: Removal of all stubs; selectively remove watersprouts; dead, dying, diseased, damaged, and weakly attached branches; and removal of all epiphytes, vines and other volunteer growth.
b. All trees shall be “Crown Thinned” to include, but not be limited to: Clearing of
all excessive growth; selective pruning of trees by use of thinning and drop-crotch methods to reduce excessive limb end-weights on long horizontal and semi-horizontal limbs; removal of cross and/or conflicting branches within the crown.
c. All trees shall be “Crown Contained” and/or “Crown Reduction” to include, but not be limited to: Selective thinning and drop-crotch methods to reduce crown height; contain branches and/or limbs away from buildings, roofs, utilities, street lights, driveways, fence lines, private property, between trees, and other obstacles.
d. All trees shall be “Crown Raised” to include, but not be limited to: Selective pruning of low branches and/or limbs to provide adequate overhead clearances away from vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
2. The following shall apply to all trees whether specifically identified or not:
a. Raise ceiling heights, measured from the finish grade to the bottom of the crown, by a minimum:
• Eight (8) feet above pedestrian walkways.
• Twelve (12) feet above driveways and parking.
• Ten (10) feet above lawn and other planting areas.
• Eight (8) to ten (10) feet over roofs.