32.09 PRIVATE TREE MAINTENANCE.

(1)    OAK PRUNING REGULATED. No person shall prune, cut or otherwise injure any oak tree on public or private property between April 1st and October 1st in any year; provided, however, that the Tree Advisory Board may authorize the issuance of permits to allow such pruning as may be necessary to protect the public safety and shall specify any conditions thereon deemed necessary to prevent the spread of oak wilt disease.

(2)    PRIVATE TREES. Property owners having trees or shrubs growing on their property outside of public rights-of-way shall maintain such trees and shrubs such that they do not obstruct street lights, traffic signs or signals, street name signs or the free use of public ways and do not interfere with overhead or underground utility facilities. (Ord. 19-06)