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(A) The following things are hereby declared to be public nuisances whenever they may be found within the city:
(1) Any standing or living tree or part thereof infected to any degree with the Dutch elm disease fungus, Ceratocystis ulmi (Buisman) Moreau, or which harbors any of the elm bark beetles, Scolytus multistriatur (Eichh) or Hyplurgopinus rufipes (Marsh);
(2) Any living or standing tree or part thereof in the red oak group (red oak, pin oak, scarlet oak, black oak) infected to any degree with the oak wilt fungus, Ceratocystis fagacerum (Bretz) Hunt; and
(3) Also, any living or standing tree in the white oak group (white oak, bur oak, bicolor oak) that poses a threat of transmission of the oak wilt fungus to other trees of the same species through interconnected root systems.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to permit any public nuisance as defined in this section to remain on any premises owned or controlled by him or her within the city. The nuisance may be abated in the manner prescribed by this chapter.
(Ord. 419, passed 3-9-1992) Penalty, see § 98.99