Sec. 38-5. Protection of trees.
(a) All trees on any street or other publicly owned property near any excavation or construction of any building, structure or street work, shall be guarded with a good substantial fence, frame or box not less than four (4) feet high and eight (8) feet square, or at a distance in feet from the tree equal to the diameter of the trunk in inches dbh, whichever is greater, and all building material, dirt or other debris shall be kept outside the barrier.
(b) No person shall excavate any ditches, tunnels, trenches, or lay any drive within a radius of ten (10) feet from any public tree without first obtaining a written permit from the urban forester..
(c) The public works department shall notify the urban forester in advance of any applications for new curb, gutter, sidewalks, or driveway installations, or other improvements which might require the removal of or cause injury to any street tree, or its root system, or interfere with the fulfillment of the street tree plan. (Code 1959, § 23.1-5; Ord. of 5-23-78; Ord. No. O-99-254, 11-23-99)
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