(a)   Whenever it is necessary for the City to remove a tree from the City right-of- way, the City shall remove such trees and replace them or plant, on another right-of-way area, an equal number of trees to the satisfaction of the Tree Commission.
   (b)   No person or property owner shall remove a tree from the right-of-way for any reason without approval from the Tree Commission. Should approval be given for the removal, the person shall be required to replant or replace an equal number of trees at the landowner's cost. The Tree Commission must approve the replacement or replanting. Failure to plant replacements shall result in replacement by the City and treble the actual cost shall be billed to the property owner.
(Ord. 2002-36.  Passed 8-22-02.)