[HISTORY: Adopted by the Shade Tree Commission of the Township of Mullica 9-1-1921. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm or corporation shall do or cause to be done any of the following acts upon a public highway within the Township of Mullica without the written permit of the Shade Tree Commission:
Cut, trim, break, climb with spikes, disturb the roots of or otherwise injure or spray with any chemical or remove any living tree or shrub; or injure, misuse or remove any structure or device placed to support or protect such tree or shrub.
Plant any tree or shrub.
Fasten any rope, wire, electric attachment, sign or other device to a tree or shrub or to any guard about such tree or shrub.
Close or obstruct any open space provided about the base of a tree or shrub to permit the access of air, water or fertilizer to the roots of such tree or shrub.
Pile any building material or make any mortar or cement within six feet of a tree or shrub.
Every person, firm or corporation having control over any wire for the transmission of an electric current along a public highway shall at all times guard all trees through which or near which such wire passes against any injury from the wire or from the electric current carried by it. The device or means used shall in every case be subject to approval by the Shade Tree Commission.
No person, firm or corporation shall hitch or fasten any animal to any tree or shrub upon a public highway or to any guard or support provided for the same or shall permit an animal to bite or otherwise injure any such tree or shrub.
No person, firm or corporation shall permit any brine, gas or injurious chemical to come in contact with the stem or roots of any tree or shrub upon a public highway.
No person, firm or corporation shall prevent, delay or interfere with any lawful work undertaken by the Shade Tree Commission or its authorized agent.
[Amended 7-10-1990 by Ord. No. 10-90]
Any person, firm or corporation that shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be liable to a fine of from $5 to $100 or not more than 30 days' community service, provided that the court shall have the power, in its discretion, to impose a sentence of both fine and community service not exceeding the maximum limits herein fixed.
If any person, firm or corporation shall continue to violate any of the provisions of this chapter after being duly notified of such violation or shall neglect or refuse to comply with a lawful order of the Shade Tree Commission, a second or subsequent notification or order shall be construed as an additional violation of this chapter, and each such additional offense shall subject the offending party, upon conviction, to the same penalty as provided by § 227-9 of this chapter.