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Chapter 12.16
TREES, SHRUBS AND PLANTS IN PUBLIC PLACES

Sections:

12.16.010    Permit—Required to trim, cut or remove—Supervision authorized.

12.16.020    Permit—Required to plant.

12.16.030    Unauthorized placement of salt, herbicide or deleterious materials prohibited.

12.16.040    Abatement of trees causing interference or obstruction.

12.16.050    Placement of trees in parking area of public streets.

 

12.16.010 Permit—Required to trim, cut or remove—Supervision authorized.

A.    It is unlawful for any person to cut, trim, remove, mutilate, injure or in any way impair the growth of any tree, shrub or plant being or growing in or on public ground or parking strip in the city without a permit issued by the director of public works, who may refuse such permit upon reasonable and lawful grounds.

B.    The director of public works may require the work mentioned in subsection A of this section or any part thereof to be done under his supervision. (Prior code § 30.1)

12.16.020 Permit—Required to plant.

It is unlawful for any person to plant any tree, shrub or plant in or upon any parking strip or public ground of the city without having first obtained a permit therefor from the director of public works, who shall approve the kind, variety and size of any tree, shrub or plant and may refuse a permit for the planting thereof if same does not conform to the policy or plans of the city. (Prior code § 30.2)

12.16.030 Unauthorized placement of salt, herbicide or deleterious materials prohibited.

It is unlawful for any person to place or cause to be placed in or upon any parking strip, or public ground any salt, oil, herbicide or any other material deleterious to the growth of plants, or in such close proximity to public ground or parking strip that such deleterious material will permeate the soil thereof, without first having obtained permission from the director of public works. (Prior code § 30.3)

12.16.040 Abatement of trees causing interference or obstruction.

Any tree growing or standing upon public property or private property, or partially upon public property and partially upon private property in such manner that any portion thereof interferes with poles, lines, wires or electroliers, or the light emitted by such electroliers, lawfully erected, constructed or maintained, along any public street or sidewalk of the city, or interferes with the visibility of such streets, sidewalks or intersection thereof by any person or persons using the same lawfully, or any such tree which has become diseased or weakened in such manner as to be dangerous to persons lawfully using the streets or sidewalks of the city, constitutes a nuisance and the director of parks and recreation is authorized to abate such nuisance or cause the same to be abated by trimming, cutting or removing all or such portions of such tree as may be necessary to eliminate such interference, obstruction or condition. (Prior code § 25.11)

12.16.050 Placement of trees in parking area of public streets.

No tree shall be planted in any public street or public highway at a distance of less than twenty-five feet from any other tree, and must be placed in the center of the parking area, and not less than twenty feet from the curb at any intersection, except as otherwise ordered by the director of parks and recreation. (Prior code § 25.12)

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