In any excavation, or the erection, alteration or repair of any building or structure, or other work, the owner thereof or someone for him shall place or cause to be placed such guards around all nearby trees, shrubs and plants in the public way as will effectually prevent injury to them.
(`73 Code, 30.108, § 4.98)  (Am. Ord. passed 8-24-99)  Penalty see § 10.99