§ 97.01  PURPOSE.
    This chapter is intended to regulate the removal of trees from public street rights-of-way in the city, and to preserve, protect and enhance valuable resources entrusted to its citizens. To protect the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, to establish standards limiting the removal of, and insuring the replacement of trees sufficient to safeguard the ecological and esthetic environment necessary for the city. To provide protective regulations against hazardous trees and diseased trees or shrubs; to control activities relative to trees and plantings within the public street rights-of-way of the city; to establish regulations and procedures for the removal of trees located on public street rights-of-way.
(Ord. 060123-1, passed - -; Am. Ord. 081222-1, passed 12-22-2008)