It is the responsibility of homeowners to maintain and care for trees planted on their boulevard. This includes pruning branches over the street and sidewalks. The branch requirement over residential streets is 12 feet which branches in commercial areas of town are required to be pruned to a height of 13 feet. Tree branches over sidewalks are to be maintained to a height of 8 feet over the middle of the sidewalk. Tree branches that interfere with the visibility of traffic signs and lights must be prune to provide adequate clearance and visibility to a distance of 100 feet for moving traffic.
Any tree branches or shrub growth into the alley right-of-ways must be pruned for clearance and safety of public workers and private citizens that use these public ways. The right of way is approximately 20 feet wide or 10 feet from the agreed center line. Shrubs are not allowed on city boulevards near corners or in areas that may develop a traffic visibility problem.