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11.40.030 Exemptions.

The following are exempt from the requirements of this Chapter:

A.  Heritage Trees. Heritage Trees are addressed in Chapter 11.20:

B.  Trees outside City Limits. Trees that are outside the City Limits, including "County Urban Pocket Areas."

C.  Programmatic permits. Activities carried out by public agencies operating under a programmatic permit per Chapter 11.45.

D.  Tree Removal in association with development permits addressed through Chapter 11.50, Trees in Development Situations.

E.  Agricultural use. Trees on lots that are part of an allowed farm or forest operation, including plant nurseries, when such removal is a customary and necessary activity for the associated agricultural use as provided for in Title 33, Planning and Zoning. Timber harvesting is subject to Oregon Department of Forestry requirements, ORS Chapter 527, and OAR Divisions 600-665.

F.  Work done by the City Forester and City Forestry crews involving City and Street Trees. However, the City Forester shall keep records of the location and number of City and Street Trees planted, pruned, and removed.