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(a) Permit required. No person shall cut, remove, encroach into the protected zone, or relocate any oak tree on any public or private property within the City, unless a valid oak tree permit has been issued by the City pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and the oak tree preservation and protection guidelines.
(b) Scope of permit approval. An oak tree permit may authorize the removal, cutting, or encroachment within the protected zone of one (1) or more oak trees subject to the conditions set forth in said permit. An oak tree permit may also authorize future maintenance of oak trees within the permit area, such as pruning, within parameters established in an oak tree maintenance program approval in conjunction with the oak tree permit. Activities included within an approved oak tree maintenance program may be undertaken in compliance with said program without the filing and approval of a separate
ak tree permit application. Provided, however, an oak tree not covered by the initial oak tree permit may not be encroached upon without approval of a subsequent oak tree permit or modification to the original permit.
(§ 1, Ord. 937-NS, eff. November 14, 1986, as amended by § 3, Ord. 1534-NS, eff. April 9, 2010, and Part 3, Ord. 1610-NS, eff. January 15, 2016)