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It shall be unlawful as a normal practice for any person, firm or city department to top any city tree. TOPPING is defined as the cutting back of the leading shoots of major limbs which form a natural canopy of the tree so as to disfigure the tree’s crown. The city departments shall follow ANSI standard and pruning guidelines when removing tree limbs from utilities areas, such as utility lines. Trees damaged by storms or other causes are exempted from this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 95.14) (Ord. G-11-01, passed 5-10-2011) Penalty, see § 94.99