12.20.050   Topping.
   Except as necessary to insure public safety or as authorized by the director, no person shall top any street tree or other tree located on public property.  Trees severely damaged by storms or other causes, or trees under utility wires or other obstructions where other pruning practices are impractical may be exempted from this section at the discretion of the director. (Ord. 2004-21 (part), 2004)