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11.05.040 Where This Title Applies.

A.  In City of Portland. This Title applies to all trees within the City of Portland.

B.  County Urban Pocket Areas. Trees in the "County Urban Pocket Areas" are subject to only some of the regulations of this Title. The County Urban Pocket Areas are areas outside the City of Portland where the Portland Zoning Code and other Portland regulations are administered.

1.  Trees in the County Urban Pocket Areas are subject to the regulations of:

a.  Chapter 11.05 Legal Frameworks and Relationships

b.  Chapter 11.10 Administration of this Title

c.  Chapter 11.15 Funds and Contributions

d.  Chapter 11.80 Definitions and Measurements

2.  Trees in the County Urban Pocket Areas are exempt from the regulations of:

a.  Chapter 11.20 Urban Forestry Program

b.  Chapter 11.30 Tree Permit Procedures

c.  Chapter 11.40 Tree Permit Requirements (No Associated Development)

d.  Chapter 11.45 Programmatic Tree Permits

3.  Trees in the County Urban Pocket Areas are subject to some of the regulations of the following chapters. Each of these chapters specifies which sections apply to the County Urban Pocket Areas:

a.  Chapter 11.50 Trees in Development Situations

b.  Chapter 11.60 Technical Specifications

c.  Chapter 11.70 Enforcement

C.  State or Federal jurisdiction. Trees within public rights-of-way that are managed by the State of Oregon are exempt from the regulations of this Title. Trees located on lands or within utility corridor easements that are owned by State or Federal agencies are also exempt from the regulations in this Title. However, these trees may be subject to other City regulations or Intergovernmental Agreements. Furthermore, the City retains summary abatement authority for nuisances posing an immediate threat to public safety.

D.  Trees in containers. Trees placed in above-ground containers are exempt from the requirements of this Title.