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The owner of property required by this Chapter to maintain trees, shrubs, hedges and other landscaping shall owe a duty to members of the public using public streets and sidewalks to maintain such trees, shrubs, hedges and/or other landscaping in a safe and nondangerous condition for users of the public street and sidewalks.
If any property owner fails to maintain any trees, shrubs, hedges or other landscaping adjacent to any street or public place in a nondangerous condition as required by this Chapter, and any person suffers damage or injury to person or property as a result thereof, the property owner shall be liable for all damages or injuries caused by the failure of the owner to maintain these areas. (Ord. 616, 6-21-1994)