8.16.010 – Diseased Trees - Declared nuisance - Owner's responsibility to remove

  1. All species and varieties of elm trees that are dead or substantially dead, and all dead elmwood to which the bark is still attached, which, because of their condition, may serve as a breeding place for the european elm bark beetle (Scolytus multisriatus), and the native elm bark beetle (Hylurgopinus refipes), or any other carrier of said disease, are declared to be a nuisance.
  2. It is unlawful for any owner of any lot or parcel of land in the city to permit or maintain on any such lot or parcel of land, any such elm tree or dead elmwood, and it shall be the duty of any such owner promptly to remove and burn any such elm tree or dead elmwood under the supervision and direction of the director of special services.
(Prior code: § 27.201)