[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Islandia during codification; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to assist in enforcing, policing and prosecuting wanton and indiscriminate theft, cutting and damage of trees from private and public property in the Village of Islandia, which deprives individuals and others of their rightful property.
No person, firm, association, corporation or partnership shall cut, damage, carve, dig or remove any tree, whether living or not living, standing or downed, on public or private property, without the prior written consent of the owner of said property. Any person acting to cut, damage, carve, dig or remove a tree or trees shall display the written consent of the owner upon demand to any person authorized to enforce the local laws of the Village of Islandia. Failure to display written consent of the owner to cut, damage, carve, dig or remove any tree or trees upon request by enforcing authorities shall be violation of this chapter.
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be guilty of a violation pursuant to the Penal Law of the State of New York, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.