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Village of Cassopolis, MI
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The following list constitutes the official street tree species list for the Village. No species other than those included in this list may be planted as street trees, or trees on other public property, without written permission of the Village Board.
A. 
Small trees. Small trees are those with an estimated maximum height of less than 30 feet and shall include:
(1) 
Flowering crabapple.
(2) 
Flowering dogwood.
(3) 
Washington hawthorn.
(4) 
Amur maple.
(5) 
Eastern redbud.
(6) 
Japanese lilac.
(7) 
American plum.
B. 
Medium trees. Medium trees are those with an estimated maximum height of between 30 and 45 feet and shall include:
(1) 
Ohio buckeye.
(2) 
Amur chokecherry.
(3) 
Hedge maple.
(4) 
Golden raintree.
(5) 
Downy hawthorn.
(6) 
Toba hawthorn.
(7) 
Ironwood.
(8) 
Canyon maple.
(9) 
Bradford pear.
(10) 
Aristocrat pear.
C. 
Large trees. Large trees are those with an estimated maximum height of more than 45 feet and shall include:
(1) 
Green ash.
(2) 
White ash.
(3) 
Western catalpa.
(4) 
Kentucky coffeetree.
(5) 
American elm.
(6) 
Slippery elm.
(7) 
Ginkgo.
(8) 
Hackberry.
(9) 
Honey locust.
(10) 
Horse chestnut.
(11) 
Yellow buckeye.
(12) 
American linden.
(13) 
Littleleaf linden.
(14) 
Redmond linden.
(15) 
Crimson king maple.
(16) 
Sugar maple.
(17) 
Norway maple.
(18) 
Bur oak.
(19) 
English oak.
(20) 
Swamp white oak.
(21) 
Tulip tree.
(22) 
Zelkova.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Except as otherwise approved by the Village Board, the spacing of street trees will be in accordance with the three species size classes listed in § 348-7, and no trees may be planted closer together than the following:
A. 
Small trees: 25 feet.
B. 
Medium trees: 35 feet.
C. 
Large trees: 45 feet.
Except as otherwise approved by the Village Board, the distance trees may be planted from curbs, or approximate curblines in areas void of curbing, and sidewalks, or approximate sidewalk lines in areas void of sidewalks, will be in accordance with the three species size classes listed in § 348-7, and no trees may be planted closer to any curb or sidewalk than the following:
A. 
Small trees: three feet.
B. 
Medium trees: four feet.
C. 
Large trees: five feet.
No street tree shall be planted closer than 20 feet to any street corner, measured from the point of nearest intersecting curbs or curblines. No street tree shall be planted closer than 10 feet to any fireplug.
No street tree, other than those species listed as small trees in § 348-7, may be planted within five lateral feet of any overhead utility wire, or over or within six lateral feet of any underground water line, sewer line, transmission line or other utility, if the tree is identified as a small tree in § 348-7, seven lateral feet if it is identified as a medium tree in § 348-7, and eight lateral feet if it is identified as a large tree in § 348-7.