(a)   It is the purpose of this chapter to promote and protect the public health, safety and general welfare of the City by providing for the regulation of the planting, maintenance and removal of trees and shrubs located in and on public places, curb lawns and street rights-of-way within the City.
   (b)   This chapter, except as otherwise stated, shall apply only to public streets, curb lawns, parks and other land publicly owned or controlled by the City.
(Ord. 17-01. Passed 12-4-01.)