[Derived from Sec. 11-3 of the 2002 Revised General Ordinances, adopted 12-16-2002 by Ord. No. 02-27]
No person shall do or cause to be done any of the following acts upon or in any street, highway, public place or park within the Township without the written permission of the Division of Shade Trees:
Cut, trim, break, climb with spikes, disturb the roots of or otherwise injure, spray with any chemical or remove any living tree or shrub or injure, misuse or remove any structure or device placed to support or protect such tree or shrub.
Plant any tree or shrub.
Fasten any rope, wire, electric attachment, sign or other device to a tree or shrub or to any guard about such tree or shrub.
Close or obstruct any open space provided about the base of a tree or shrub to permit the access of air, water or fertilizer to the roots of such tree or shrub.
Pile any building material, machinery or temporary soil deposits or make any mortar or cement within six feet of a tree or shrub.
Every person having control over any wire for the transmission of an electric current along a street or highway shall at all times guard all trees through which such wires pass against any injury from the wires or from the electric current carried by them. The device or means used shall, in every case, be subject to approval by the Division of Shade Trees.
Any utility company or its agents may, with the prior written permission from the Division of Shade Trees, prune and remove trees for line clearance of utility wires.
No person shall hitch or fasten an animal to any tree or shrub upon a street, highway, public place or park or to any guard or support provided for the same or shall permit any animal to injure any such tree or shrub.
No person shall permit any brine, gas or injurious chemical to come in contact with the stem or roots of any tree or shrub upon a street, highway, public place or park.
Every person having control over any tree or shrub located on or near any street or highway shall maintain such tree or shrub so that any branches extending over the paved portion of the street or highway shall have a minimum clearance of 15 feet.
No person shall prevent, delay or interfere with any lawful work undertaken by the Division of Shade Trees or its authorized agent.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall be liable, upon conviction thereof, to the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Article III. If any person shall continue to violate any of the provisions of this article after being notified of such violation, or shall neglect or refuse to comply with a lawful order of the Division of Shade Trees, a second or subsequent violation of this article and each such additional offense shall subject the offending party, upon conviction, to the same penalty as heretofore provided.