All infected trees on city property shall be promptly cut down by the city under direction of the Mayor. When the tree found to be infected is located on private property, the Mayor shall notify the owners in writing. If the owner resides within the city, such writing shall be delivered to the owner's residence. If the owner does not live within the city such notice shall be placed in the mail addressed to the person who is shown as the owner on the tax records of Jo Daviess County. Said notice shall inform the owner that the tree or trees are infected and shall direct that the infested tree be removed within ten days from the date upon which the notice is served or mailed.
('69 Code, § 13-56)  (Ord. 0-66-20, passed 9-14-66)