(Added by Ordinance No. 157993, effective Feb. 18. 1986.) The City Forester,
in consultation with the Energy Office, shall recommend a methodology to the
Tree Advisory Committee for determining the relative solar friendliness of
trees. The City Forester shall use the methodology to create and maintain lists
of all trees known to be either solar friendly or non-solar friendly.
Solar friendly trees shall be those deciduous trees which, by the
determination of the City Forester, shall have a combination of low winter
branch density and long period of wintertime defoliation, and as such, shall
result in minimal loss of incident solar radiation during the heating season if
planted or allowed to grow.