No person, except an authorized city employee, shall plant, remove or destroy any ornamental shade tree or shrub in any public way; or plant any poplar, box elder, basswood, cotton wood, willow, soft maple, common catalpa, horse chestnut, or “ailanthus glandulosa” tree anywhere within the city, without first procuring a permit from the Department of Public Works.
(`73 Code, 30.103, § 4.93)  (Am. Ord. passed 8-24-99)  Penalty see § 10.99