Borough of Bogota, NJ
Bergen County
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[Ord. 5/22/24, S1; Ord. #1125, S1]
No person, without the written permit of the environmental commission, shall cut, break, climb or injure any tree or portion of tree planted or growing in any public highway within the borough or cause, authorize or procure any person to cut, break, climb or injure any such tree or any portion thereof; or to cut, break, climb or injure any tree or plant, or any portion of any tree or plant, planted or growing in any park or parking strip within the borough or cause or authorize or procure any person to cut, break, climb or injure any such tree or plant or any portion of such tree or plant; or to injure, misuse or remove, or cause, authorize or procure any person to injure, misuse or remove any device set for the protection of any tree or plant in any street or borough park of the borough. Any person desiring for any lawful purpose to cut, prune or trim any tree in any street of the borough may apply to the environmental commission and if in the judgment of the commission the desired cutting, pruning or trimming shall appear necessary, and the proposed method and workmanship thereof such as the commission approves, the environmental commission may thereupon issue a written permit for such work. Any work done under such written permit must be performed in strict accordance with the terms thereof.
[Ord. 2/19/12, S2; Ord. #1125, S1]
No person shall kill or remove or cause, authorize or procure the death or removal of, any tree planted or growing in any street, or any tree or plant planted or growing in any borough park within the borough. Any person desiring for any lawful purpose to take down or remove any tree in any street of the borough may apply to the environmental commission; and if in the judgment of the commission the desired taking down or removal shall appear necessary, the environmental commission may thereupon issue a written permit therefor. Any work done under such written permit must be performed in strict accordance with the terms thereof.
[Ord. 2/9/12, SS3, 5]
No person owning or using or having control of gas or other substance deleterious to tree life shall allow such gas or substance to come into contact with the soil surrounding the roots of any tree in any street or of any tree or plant in any borough park in the borough in such manner as may injure, kill or destroy the tree or plant. No person shall cause, authorize or procure any brine water, oil, liquid dye or other substance deleterious to tree life to lie, leak, pour, flow or drip on or into the soil about the base of a tree in any street or borough park, or onto a sidewalk, road or pavement therein at a point whence such substance may by lying on, or by flowing, dripping or seeping into such soil, or in any other manner whatever, injure such tree; or to cause or procure such lying, leaking, flowing, dripping, seeping or injuring.
[Ord. 2/9/12, S6; Ord. #1125, S1]
No person, except with the written permit of the environmental commission, shall place upon the ground in any street or borough park any stone, cement or other material or substance in such manner as may obstruct the free access of air and water to the roots of any tree in any such street or park. Unless otherwise provided for in such written permit, there must be maintained about the base of the trunk of each shade tree in the street and borough parks at least six (6) square feet of open ground for a tree of three (3) inches in diameter, and for every two (2) inches of increase of such diameter there must be an increase of at least one (1) square foot of open ground.
[Ord. 2/9/12, S7; Ord. #1125, S1]
No person shall interfere or cause any interference with the environmental commission or any of its employees while they are engaged in and about the planting, cultivating, mulching, pruning, spraying or removing of any tree in any street or borough park or in the removing of any device attached to a tree or in such removing of stone, cement, sidewalk or other material or substance as may be necessary for the protection and care of any such tree in accordance with the requirements set forth in subsection 15-1.4 as to the area of open ground to be maintained about the base of the trunk of each shade tree in the street and borough parks.
[Ord. 2/9/12, S8]
No person shall cause, authorize or procure a wire or other conductor, charged with electricity, to come into contact with any tree in a street or with any tree or plant in a borough park in such manner as may injure, abrade, destroy or kill a tree or plant.
[Ord. 2/9/12, S10]
No person shall attach or keep attached to any tree in any street or borough park or to the guard or stake intended for the protection of such tree, any rope, wire or any other device whatsoever.
[Ord. 10/11/10, SS1, 2, 3]
No person shall tie any animal to any tree in any street or borough park, or, having charge of such animal, allow it to injure any such tree; or for any person in charge of such animal to cause or allow it to stand so that it can injure such tree.
[Ord. 2/9/12, S12; Ord. #1125, S1]
No person shall plant or set out any shade tree, or cause or authorize or procure any person to plant or set out any shade tree in or on any part of any street or borough park, without first obtaining from the environmental commission a written permit so to do or without complying in all respects with the conditions set forth in such written permit.
[New]
During the erection, repair, alteration or removal of any building or structure within the borough, it shall be unlawful for the person in charge of such erection, repair, alteration or removal, to leave any tree in the vicinity of such building or structure without such good and sufficient guards or protectors as shall prevent injury to the tree arising out of or by reason of the erection, repair, alteration or removal.
[Ord. 10/11/10, SS4, 5]
No person shall destroy, injure or deface any tree in the borough or post, or affix thereon any signs, bills or advertisements of any kind, name or nature whatsoever, excepting only such notices as may be required by law.