No person shall break, injure, mutilate, kill or destroy any tree or shrub, or set any fire within twenty-five feet of any tree, or permit any fire, or the heat thereof, to injure any portion of any tree. No toxic chemicals or other injurious materials shall be allowed to seep, drain or be emptied on, near or about any tree. No electric wires or any other lines or wires shall be permitted to come in contact with any tree or shrub in any manner that shall cause damage, and no person shall attach any electric insulation to any tree. No person shall use any tree as an anchor except by special written permit from the City Manager, and no material shall be fastened to or hung on any tree. All persons having under their care, custody or control, facilities which may interfere with the trimming or removal of any tree, shall, after notice by the Department of Public Works, promptly abate such interference in such manner as shall permit the trimming or removal of such tree by the Department. The City Manager shall certify all City permits for construction, installation, altering, moving or razing of all buildings, utilities, sidewalks, sewers or other operations where trees or shrubs, or parts thereof, are involved.
(Ord. 362. Passed 3-1-94.)