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SECTION 11.59 INJURY TO PUBLIC SHADE TREES PROHIBITED; PERMIT REQUIRED FOR PRUNING, OR PLANTING OF PUBIC SHADE TREES; PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION

No person shall, without a permit from the Tree Warden, cut, plant, prune, break, injure, or remove any public shade tree.

No person shall cut, disturb or interfere with the roots a public shade tree or place or maintain on the ground stone, cement or other substance that, in the judgment of the Tree Warden, will impede the free flow of water and air to the roots of any public shade tree.

No person shall pour or place substances injurious to public shade trees upon or adjacent to any public street or way in such a manner as to injure any public shade tree.

No person shall place any rope, sign, poster or other fixture on any public shade tree.

The owner of any land shall, when constructing or building on said land, place guards around such nearby shade trees as the Tree Warden may order so as to prevent injury to said trees.

No person shall injure or remove any guard or device placed around a pubic shade tree by order of the Tree Warden.

No person shall, without the written permit of the Tree Warden, attach any electric wire, insulator or any device for the holding of an electric wire, to any public shade tree. All wires passing through any shade tree on the public streets or ways shall be covered by some suitable protection so as to prevent injury to, or contact of electricity with the tree.

Violation of the provisions of this section may be punished a fine of not more than $500.00 for each offense, imposed in the manner provided in Chapter 41, Section 21D. Each twenty-four hours during which a violation exists shall constitute a separate offense.