It shall be unlawful as a normal practice for any person, firm, or village department to top any street tree, park tree or other tree on public property. TOPPING is defined as the severe cutting back of limbs to stubs larger than three inches in diameter within the tree’s crown to such a degree so as to remove the normal canopy and disfigure the trees; provided, however, that the Village Tree Commission may permit topping under certain circumstances pursuant to § 278.04(e) of the Lockland Code of Ordinances.
(Ord. 98-49, passed 12-7-1998)