All plant materials, especially trees and shrubs, afflicted with decay, disease, insect infestation, or otherwise considered dangerous to other plant material shall be removed or appropriately treated. All sound plant materials, especially trees and shrubs, shall be properly maintained and not evidence signs of neglect or cause a blighting influence on the neighborhood. The owner of every lot or parcel of land within the city, upon which a tree, plant or shrubbery stands with any part thereof upon or overhanging a public street, alley or sidewalk, shall conform to the regulations herein provided. The city shall cause the trees, shrubs, or plant material to be trimmed or cut down and removed in accordance with regulations and assess the cost thereof against the owner of the lot or parcel or land.
   (A)   The owner shall trim or cause to be trimmed any tree, plant or shrubbery so that a clear height of ten feet between the lowest branches of the same and the street, alley or sidewalk is maintained.
   (B)   The owner shall trim or remove, as the case may require, every dead, decayed or broken tree, plant, or shrubbery, or part thereof, so that the same shall not fall to the street or sidewalk, or harbor insects or disease which constitutes a potential threat to other trees or vegetation within the city.
   (C)   The owner shall cut down and remove any tree, plant or shrubbery, or any part thereof, as may be necessary to provide a clear and unobstructed view of traffic from all directions at any street or alley intersection, or to abate any nuisance necessary to protect life, limb or property of persons, drivers or any vehicles, or pedestrians using the street, alley or sidewalk.
(‘97 Code, § 92.15) (Ord. 44-71, passed 11-1-71; Am. Ord. 8-06, passed 5-1-06; Am. Ord. 2-22, passed 4-5-22) Penalty, see § 91.99