(a)   All trees and shrubs on any street or other publicly owned property near any excavation or construction of any building, or street work, shall be guarded with a good substantial fence, frame or box, not less than four feet high and eight feet square, or a distance in feet from the tree or shrub equal to the diameter of the trunk in inches at chest high whichever is greater, and all building material, dirt or other debris shall be kept outside the barrier. Construction work cannot cause severe root pruning unless authorized by the Administrator or his/her designee.
   (b)   No person shall excavate any ditches, tunnels, trenches, or lay any drive within a radius of ten feet from any public tree or shrub without first obtaining a written permit from the Administrator or his/her designee.
   (c)   No person shall deposit, place, store, or maintain upon any public place of the City, any stone, brick, sand, concrete or other material which may impede the free passage of water, air, and fertilizer to the roots of any tree growing therein, except by written permission of the Administrator or designee.
(Ord. 2021-047. Passed 10-11-21.)