Sec. 20-2-52. Landscaping.

Any person may plant and maintain landscaping of any type not prohibited by other statute, regulation or ordinance, within the right-of-way of a public street without a written permit. However, the landscaping shall not extend into the public street nor into the drainage ditches, gutters or other drainage facilities. The general public may not be denied the use of the planted area for pedestrian or other lawful travel. The city may use the planted area for any purpose, and may issue a permit for the performance of work, construction or other use on the planted area as provided in this article. If the landscaping is damaged or disturbed in the course of an authorized encroachment, it will be removed and replaced by the permittee unless the permit specifically provides otherwise. (Ord. No. 1201, § 2 (part).)