8-1-8: TREES AND SHRUBS 1 :
   A.   Trimming Required:
      1.   The owner of any premises abutting on any street of the town shall trim all trees and shrubbery growing in the parking, between the sidewalks and the roadway, of any such street, and all trees and shrubbery growing on any part of the premises adjacent to the sidewalks of any street or alley, in such manner that the boughs or limbs thereof shall not obstruct free and convenient passage and travel along the streets, sidewalks and alleys. When such premises are occupied by some person other than the owner, such occupant shall trim the trees and shrubbery in the same manner as herein required of the owner. Such trees and shrubbery shall be trimmed so that the lowest branches or foliage shall not be lower than ten feet (10') above the roadway of a street or alley, nor lower than eight feet (8') above the sidewalk.
      2.   Any owner or occupant who shall fail, refuse or neglect to trim trees and shrubbery as provided in subsection A1 of this section, after receiving five (5) days' notice from the head of the department in charge of streets to do so, shall be guilty of an offense against the town. Every day that the owner or occupant shall fail, refuse or neglect to trim the trees or shrubbery, after the expiration of the five (5) days' notice, shall be a separate offense. (1995 Code title 14 § 1.1)
   B.   Injury To Trees And Shrubs Prohibited: It is unlawful for any person to injure any tree or shrubbery on a street or alley in the town; provided, that this shall not prohibit the lawful and proper care and removal of such trees and shrubbery. (1995 Code title 14 § 1.2)

 

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2. See also section 8-1-2 of this chapter for traffic hazards from trees and shrubs.