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(A) The City Council has determined that the health of the elm and oak trees within the municipal limits of the city are threatened by fatal diseases known as Dutch elm disease and oak wilt, respectively.
(B) It has further been determined that the loss of elm and oak trees growing upon private and public property would substantially depreciate the value of property within the city and impair the safety, good order, general welfare and convenience of the public.
(C) It is declared to be the intention of the City Council to control and prevent the spread of these diseases and this subchapter is enacted for that purpose.
(Ord. 419, passed 3-9-1992)