(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person or firm to engage in the business or occupation of pruning, treating, or removing street or public trees within the City without first applying for a City permit and paying a fee.  Proof of certification or training in proper tree pruning techniques is required.  Before the permit shall be issued, each applicant shall first file evidence of possession of liability insurance in the minimum amounts of five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) for bodily injury and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) property damage indemnifying the City or any person injured or damaged resulting from the pursuit of such endeavors as herein described.
   (b)   No person shall plant, prune or remove any tree in the public right-of-way without first receiving a permit from the Service Director.  Any tree planted shall meet the requirements of this ordinance as to species and spacing. 
(Ord. 2385. Passed 3-7-95.)