No person owning or operating any public utility lines upon, above or below the surface of any street, shall trim, cut or cause to be trimmed or cut any tree along any public way or park, without first having submitted to the Department of Public Works a plan of the work to be done and having procured a permit for such work. Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the removal, under the direction of the Department of Public Works, of any stump, roots, tree, shrub, vine, plant or part thereof whenever such removal shall be found necessary in the construction or repair of any street sidewalk, sewer, pavement or other public improvement.
(`73 Code, 30.106, § 4.96)  (Am. Ord. passed 8-24-99)  Penalty see § 10.99