Title 12 Public Ways and Property
Chapter 12.02 Obstruction, Encroachment of Public Ways
Article V. Urban Forestry Program
The director regulates and permits the planting, pruning, removal, replacement, and maintenance of all street trees.
The director, with the advice and assistance of the tree committee, will prepare the Arboricultural Manual and will present the manual to the park board and city council for adoption.
The director, with the advice and assistance of the tree committee, will prepare the vegetation management plan and will present the plan to the park board, plan commission, and city council for adoption.
The director examines all trees and shrubs within the scope of this article to determine whether they are contagiously diseased, dead, or hazardous, obstructing the right-of-way, or posing a threat to public safety, having the right to take samples from trees and shrubs for laboratory testing.
The director, with the advice and assistance of the tree committee, will develop a plan for assisting property owners with their street trees, which plan includes educational programs and criteria for financial assistance.
The director will develop educational programs for the public promoting proper urban forestry practices.
Date Passed: Monday, June 25, 2007
Effective Date: Saturday, August 4, 2007
Recodification ORD C34053 Section 1