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The stumps and roots of trees or shrubs shall be removed to a point at least one foot below the top of the adjacent curb or proposed curb grade. If necessary to prevent regrowth, the remaining roots shall be treated with an E.P.A.-approved substance to prevent future sprouting or growth. Any roots which have disrupted or broken the adjacent street, curb, or sidewalk shall be removed and said street, sidewalk, or curb shall be repaired.

The Director may, with concurrence of the Chief of Police and Fire Chief, permit a street to be blocked for a short period of time where suitable detours can be arranged and the public will not be unnecessarily inconvenienced. [Ord. 3000 § 7, 1994; Ord. 1532 § 6, 1972; Code 1970 § 12.12.070.]