The owner of every lot or parcel of land within the corporate limits upon which a tree, plant or shrubbery stands with any part thereof upon or overhanging a public street or sidewalk shall conform to the regulations provided in this section; otherwise, the Municipality shall cause such trees to be trimmed or cut down and removed in accordance with the procedure established by Section 543.15 and assess the cost thereof against the owner of such lot or parcel of land.
   (a)   The owner shall trim or cause to be trimmed any tree, plant or shrubbery so that a clear height of nine feet between the lowest branch of the same and the sidewalk and a clear height of eleven feet between the lowest branch and the street or highway is maintained.
   (b)   The owner shall trim or remove, as the case may require, every dead, decayed or broken tree, plant or shrubbery, or part thereof, so that the same shall not fall to the street or sidewalk.
   (c)   The owner shall cut down and remove any tree, plant or shrubbery, or any part thereof, as may be necessary to provide a clear and unobstructed view of traffic from all directions at any street intersection, or to abate any nuisance necessary to protect life, limb or property of persons, drivers of vehicles or pedestrians using the street or sidewalk.
      (Ord. 1963-283.  Passed 12-30-63.)