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(1) Existing trees and shrubs may be included in the application of these standards, provided they are depicted on the plan and retained.

(2) No landscape areas shall contain artificial grass, trees, plants or other artificial materials as a live vegetative substitute.

(3) There shall be at least one tree and three shrubs for every 300 square feet of landscaped area.

(4) Road Frontage.

(a) Landscaped buffers on commercial properties adjacent to or across a public or private street or alley from residentially zoned properties must be a minimum of 15 feet in width.

(b) Landscaping in the unused portion of the right-of-way shall match the established landscaping pattern and theme for the street.

(5) Pedestrian Walkways.

(a) Excluding pedestrian connections through parking lots, walkways shall be landscaped their entire length. Trees shall be a minimum of three feet from sidewalks and curbs at the time of planting, except where tree wells are utilized. [Ord. 3763 § 6, 2006; Ord. 3637 § 1, 2003; Ord. 3515 § 1, 2001; Code 1970 § 25.58.060.]