12.44.020 Cutting, trimming or removal--Permit and inspection required.

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 any street, parking strip, public square, park or playground in the City, or to cause or permit the same to be done. Provided, however, that in the event that any person desires permission to cut, trim, remove or in any way impair the natural growth of any such tree, shrub or plant, application shall first be made to the Director of Recreation and Parks for a permit therefor. Upon receipt of such application, the Director of Recreation and Parks may cause an inspection to be made and may thereafter issue or refuse to issue a permit for such work. Provided, further, that whenever it is deemed necessary by the Director of Recreation and Parks, he may require the work specified in said application, or any part thereof, to be done under his supervision, and the cost of such supervision shall be borne by the applicant if so determined by the Director of Recreation and Parks. (Ord. 3380-NS § 2, 1954)