Section 806 Natural Decorative Vegetationin New and Existing Buildings
Natural cut trees shall be prohibited within ambulatory care facilities and Group A, E, I-1, I-2, I-3, I-4, M, R-1, R-2 and R-4 occupancies.
- Trees located in areas protected by an approved automatic sprinkler system installed in accordance with Section 903.3.1.1 or 903.3.1.2 shall not be prohibited in Groups A, E, M, R-1 and R- 2.
- Trees shall be allowed within dwelling units in Group R-2 occupancies.
- Where approved by the fire code official, natural cut trees shall be permitted in places of religious worship and assembly spaces with an occupant load of 50 or fewer, without the installation of an approved automatic sprinkler system, provided that an approved fire extinguisher that (1) conforms with NFPA 10 and (2) shall be kept in plain sight within 15 feet of such tree.
The support device that holds the tree in an upright position shall be of a type that is stable and that meets all of the following criteria:
- The device shall hold the tree securely and be of adequate size to avoid tipping over of the tree.
- The device shall be capable of containing a minimum two-day supply of water.
- The water level, when full, shall cover the tree stem not less than 2 inches (51 mm). The water level shall be maintained above the fresh cut and checked not less than once daily.