(a)   No permit shall be required to remove any tree or part thereof which, by reason of damage by fire, windstorm or other natural calamity, poses a threat to the public health or safety or which obstructs any public way.
   (b)   In the event of windstorm, fire, flood or other widespread natural calamity, the Mayor may declare a state of emergency and exempt operations necessary to remove threats to public safety from the permit requirements.
(Ord. 1992-9. Passed 2-27-92.)