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SECTION 11.58 CARE OF PUBLIC SHADE TREES

The Tree Warden shall, in accordance with Community Forestry Program, plant, prune, maintain and remove public shade trees to insure public safety or to preserve or enhance the symmetry and beauty of such public grounds.

The Tree Warden may remove any pubic shade tree or part thereof which is in an unsafe condition or which is injurious to sewers, electric power lines, gas lines, water lines or other public improvements or is affected with any injurious fungus, insect of other pest.

No public shade tree shall be cut back so as to expose limb stubs larger than three inches in diameter or so as to remove the normal canopy and disfigure the tree, unless the Tree Board has determined that the tree is so damaged or in proximity to obstructions as to make other pruning methods impractical.

When a tree is removed, the Tree Warden shall immediately cause the stump to be removed below the surface of the ground.