Sec. 38-4. Abuse, mutilation, or damage to public trees.
Unless specifically authorized by the urban forester, no person shall intentionally damage, cut, carve, transplant or remove any tree on public property; nor attach any rope, wire, nails, advertising posters or other contrivance to any public tree; nor allow any gaseous liquid or solid substance which is harmful to such trees to come in contact with them; nor set fire or permit any fire to burn when such fire or the heat thereof will injure any portion of any public tree. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor and, in addition thereto, shall be responsible for the cost of repair, or removal and replacement of any public tree so damaged. The owner of any vehicle which accidentally damages a tree(s) on public property shall be responsible for the cost of repair or removal, and the cost of a replacement tree(s) on public property. (Code 1959, § 23.1-4; Ord. of 5-23-78; Ord. No. O-99-254, 11-23-99)
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