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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ARBORICULTURE or TREE PRESERVA-TION. The treating, spraying, pruning, maintaining and any other care or work intended for the strengthening of trees and the removal and prevention of tree pests, blights and diseases of any and all kinds.
DIRECTOR OF SERVICE or DIRECTOR. The Director of Service of the city.
PERSON. Any person, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company, or organization of any kind.
PROPERTY LINE. The outer edge of a street or highway.
PROPERTY OWNER. The person owning such property as shown by the County Auditor's office, including the executor, administrator, or beneficiary of the estate of a deceased owner.
PUBLIC PLACE. Any public street, public highway, public right-of-way, public park or any property owned or held by the city within the boundaries of the city.
RIGHT-OF-WAY. Any portion of the public way, street, alley, or sidewalk.
SHRUB. A low growing woody plant with one or several perennial main stems producing branches, shoots, or multiple stems from or near the base of the plant and incapable of being pruned to provide at least six feet of clear branchless trunk within five years of planting.
STREET OR HIGHWAY. The entire width of every public way, easement of right-of-way when any part thereof is open to the public, as a matter of right, for the purpose of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and shall include alleys.
TREE. A tall growing woody plant with one or more perennial main stems or trunk which develops branches from the aerial section of the stem rather than from the base; capable of being pruned to at least six feet of clear branchless trunk below the crown within five years of planting.
TREELAWN. That part of a street or highway, lying between the property line and that portion of the street or highway usually used for vehicular traffic.
TREE TOPPING. The severe cutting back of limbs to stubs of three inches or more in diameter within the tree's crown to such a degree as to remove the normal canopy and disfigure the tree.
(Ord. 1076, passed 2-25-64; Am. Ord. 6493, passed 4-24-90; Am. Ord. 2012-002, passed 1-24-12)