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Jun 1, 2017 - 2) The Project Data in Brief, the Conditions of Approval, and the map showing tree ... This is required prior to obtaining building division permits.

Community Development Department City of Saratoga 13777 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, California 95070

ARBORIST REPORT

Prepared by Kate Bear, City Arborist Phone: (408) 868-1276 Email: [email protected]

Application No. ARB17-0012 Site: 13719 Saratoga Vista Avenue Owner: Heidi Ou APN: 393-43-028 Email: [email protected]

Report History:

Date:

Final report

June 1, 2017

PROJECT SCOPE: The applicant has submitted plans to demolish the existing house and build a new single story house with an attached second unit, and an attached two car garage. No protected trees are requested for removal to construct the project. STATUS: Approved by City Arborist, with attached conditions. PROJECT DATA IN BRIEF: Tree bond –

Required - $2,670

Tree fencing –

Required – See Conditions of Approval and attached map.

Tree removals –

None requested or permitted for removal.

Replacement trees –

Not required.

ATTACHMENTS: 1 – Findings 2 – Tree Information 3 – Conditions of Approval 4 – Map Showing Tree Protection

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Attachment 1

FINDINGS: Tree Removals No protected trees are requested or approved for removal to construct the project. New Construction Based on the information provided, and as conditioned, this project complies with the requirements for the setback of new construction from existing trees under Section 1550.120 of the City Code. Tree Preservation Plan Section 15-50.140 of the City Code requires a Tree Preservation Plan for this project. To satisfy this requirement the following shall be copied onto a plan sheet and included in the final sets of plans: 1) The submitted arborist report dated April 7, 2017; And 2) The Project Data in Brief, the Conditions of Approval, and the map showing tree protection from this report.

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Attachment 2

TREE INFORMATION: Arborist Report reviewed: Preparer: Kevin Kielty, Kielty Arborist Services, LLC Date of Report: April 7, 2017 An arborist report was submitted for this project that inventoried three trees (2, 3 and 14) protected by Saratoga City Code. Information on the condition of each tree, potential impacts from construction, suitability for preservation, appraised values and tree protection recommendations was provided. A table summarizing information about each tree is below. No trees protected by Saratoga City Code are requested for removal to construct this project. Trees 1, 4 – 13 and 15 – 21 are not protected by Saratoga City Code. They may be removed at any time without a permit. Table 1: List of protected trees and appraised values from April 7, 2017 arborist report. Tree No.

2 3 14

Species Southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Southern magnolia Magnolia grandiflora Cherry Prunus avium

Trunk Diameter (inches)

Condition

Intensity of Construction Impacts

Suitability for Preservation

Appraised Value

16.6

Fair

Low

High

$4,820

20

Fair

Moderate

High

$5,900

12.2

Fair

Low

High

$1,070

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Attachment 3

CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL 1. It is the responsibility of the owner, architect and contractor to be familiar with the information in this report and implement the required conditions. 2. All recommendations in the arborist report dated April 7, 2017 prepared by Kevin Kielty shall become conditions of approval. 3. The arborist report dated April 7, 2017 shall be copied on to a plan sheet, titled “Tree Preservation” and included in the final job copy set of plans. 4. The Project Data in Brief, the Conditions of Approval, and the map showing tree protection from this report dated June 1, 2017 shall be copied onto a plan sheet and included in the final set of plans. 5. The designated Project Arborist shall be Kevin Kieltyk, unless otherwise approved by the City Arborist. 6. Tree Protection Security Deposit a. Is required per City Ordinance 15-50.080. b. Shall be $2,670 for tree(s) 2 and 3. c. Shall be obtained by the owner and filed with the Community Development Department before obtaining Building Division permits. d. May be in the form of cash, check, credit card payment or a bond. e. Shall remain in place for the duration of construction of the project. f. May be released once the project has been completed, inspected and approved by the City Arborist. 7. Tree Protection Fencing: a. Shall be installed as shown on the attached map. b. Shall be shown on the Site Plan. c. Shall be established prior to the arrival of construction equipment or materials on site. d. Shall be comprised of six-foot high chain link fencing mounted on eight-foot tall, 2-inch diameter galvanized posts, driven 24 inches into the ground and spaced no more than 10 feet apart. e. Shall be posted with signs saying “TREE PROTECTION FENCE - DO NOT MOVE OR REMOVE WITHOUT APPROVAL FROM CITY ARBORIST, KATE BEAR (408) 868-1276”. f. Call City Arborist, Kate Bear at (408) 868-1276 for an inspection of tree protection fencing once it has been installed. This is required prior to obtaining building division permits. g. Tree protection fencing shall remain undisturbed throughout the construction until final inspection. 8. If contractor feels that work must be done inside the fenced area, call City Arborist to arrange a field meeting before performing work.

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Attachment 3

9. The Project Arborist shall visit the site every two weeks during grading, trenching and excavation activities and every six weeks thereafter. Following visits to the site, the Project Arborist shall provide the City with a report including photos documenting the progress of the project and noting any tree issues. 10. The Project Arborist shall be on site to monitor all work within 15 feet of trees 2 and 3. 11. The Project Arborist shall supervise: a. Excavation for the walkway where it is within 15 feet of tree 2. b. Excavation for the driveway where it is within 15 feet of tree 3. c. Installation of the any new utilities within 15 feet of trees 2 and 3. 12. No protected tree authorized for removal or encroachment pursuant to this project may be removed or encroached upon until the issuance of the applicable permit from the building division for the approved project. 13. Receipt of a Planning or Building permit does not relieve applicant of his responsibilities for protecting trees per City Code Article 15-50 on all construction work. 14. All construction activities shall be conducted outside tree protection fencing. These activities include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: demolition, grading, trenching, equipment cleaning, stockpiling and dumping materials (including soil fill), and equipment/vehicle operation and parking. 15. Trenching to install utilities is not permitted inside tree protection fencing. 16. Roots of protected trees measuring two inches in diameter or more shall not be cut without prior approval of the Project Arborist. Roots measuring less than two inches in diameter may be cut using a sharp pruning tool. 17. Any permitted pruning or root pruning of trees on site shall be performed under the supervision of the Project Arborist and according to ISA standards. 18. No trees protected by City Code are requested or approved for removal as part of the this project. 19. Trees permitted for removal shall be replaced on or off site according to good forestry practices, and shall provide equivalent value in terms of aesthetic and environmental quality, size, height, location, appearance and other significant beneficial characteristics of the removed trees. The value of the removed trees shall be calculated in accordance with the ISA Guide for Plant Appraisal. 20. Should any tree be damaged beyond repair, new trees shall be required to replace the tree. If there is insufficient room to plant the necessary number of new trees, some of the value for trees may be paid into the City’s Tree Fund. Replacement values for new trees are listed below. 15 gallon = $350 24 inch box = $500 36 inch box = $1,500 48 inch box = $5,000 60 inch box = 7,000 72 inch box = $15,000

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21. Following completion of the work around trees, and before a final inspection of the project, the applicant shall provide a letter to the City from the Project Arborist. That letter shall document the work performed around trees, include photos of the work in progress, and provide information on the condition of the trees. 22. At the end of the project, when the contractor wants to remove tree protection fencing and have the tree protection security deposit released by the City, call City Arborist for a final inspection.

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Tree Protection Fencing

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Attachment 4

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