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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, shrubs, or hedges on such property to interfere with street or sidewalk traffic or restricting the usefulness of any public street, sidewalk, sewer, or utility. 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 to a height of not less than eight feet above the sidewalk.

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. Failure of the property owner to remove or trim a tree, bush, shrub or hedge which does not meet the requirements of this section within thirty (30) days of receiving notice thereof from the City is a violation of this section, and the City may then remove or trim the tree, bush, shrub or hedge and assess the costs thereof against the property. In addition, any violation of this section is punishable as provided under AMC 9.08.990. (Ord. 3157, amended, 10/16/2018; Ord. 3137, amended, 2017; Ord. 3025, amended, 08/03/2010)

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