Chapter 16 TREES AND SHRUBS

Sec. 16‑1. Care and supervision of trees.

The care and protection of all trees in the town right-of-way shall be under the supervision of the director of public works. (Code 1962, 27‑1; Ord. 09-11, 1, 5-19-09)

Sec. 16‑2. Reserved.

Editor’s note – Ordinance 09-11, adopted May 19, 2009 repealed this section regarding pruning of shade trees abutting streets.

Sec. 16‑3. Repealed.

Editor’s note – Ordinance 09-11, adopted May 19, 2009 repealed this section regarding failure to prune shade trees abutting streets.

Sec. 16‑4. Permission required for work affecting public trees.

No trees standing or growing on any of the streets or sidewalks or parks in the town shall be cut down or cut into, or the limbs thereof cut off in any way whatsoever, by any person, except by authority of the director of public works. (Code 1962, 24‑25, 27‑5)

Sec. 16‑5. Permission required for plantings in public places.

It shall be unlawful to plant trees, shrubbery or any type of plant life upon rights‑of‑way of streets or alleys or plots of land designated as parkways or parks within the town without first having obtained permission from the director of public works. (Code 1962, 24‑20)

Sec. 16‑6. Attachments to public trees prohibited.

No board, wire or other thing shall be nailed to or affixed to or on any tree standing or growing on the streets or sidewalks or parks of the town. (Code 1962, 27‑6)

Sec. 16‑7. Vegetation obstructing sidewalk.

It shall be unlawful for any owner of any lot or parcel of land abutting upon any sidewalk, to permit any weeds, undergrowth, grass, shrubbery or hedges to grow over or on any sidewalk or to, in any other manner, obstruct or interfere with the safe passage of pedestrian traffic on the full width of the sidewalk. (Code 1962, 24‑11)