The Department of Public Works shall have the right to plant, trim, spray, preserve and remove trees, plants and other vegetation within the lines of all streets, alleys, parks and other public places owned or controlled by the City as may be necessary to insure safety or preserve the symmetry and beauty of such public grounds. The Director of Public Works may remove or cause or order to be removed any tree or part thereof which is in an unsafe condition or which is of a prohibited species or which is infected with any injurious disease, fungus, insect, or other pest. Whenever the Department removes a tree solely for the purpose of constructing a public work, the Director shall, whenever practical and if so recommended by the Tree Advisory Council, replace the same at public expense at some nearby location by planting another tree, not necessarily the same type.
(Ord. 17-01. Passed 12-4-01.)