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A. No owner or person in charge of property that abuts upon a street or public sidewalk shall permit trees, bushes, or hedges on such property to interfere with street or sidewalk traffic. In addition, it shall be the duty of such owner or person to remove, from any tree on such property, all branches that overhang the sidewalk or street to a height of not less than eight feet above the sidewalk and not less than twelve feet above the street. For purpose of the preceding sentence, the duty to remove branches extends to trees on any parking strip adjoining the street or sidewalk that abuts such property.

B. No owner or person in charge of property shall allow to stand a dead or decaying tree that is a hazard to the public or to persons or property on or near the property.

C. No owner or person in charge of property shall place or maintain thereon, along a street or public sidewalk, a thorn-bearing hedge or a hedge in excess of four (4) feet in height.

D. Any violation of this section is punishable as provided under 9.08.990. (Ord. 3137, amended, 2017; Ord. 3025, amended, 08/03/2010)