Document Date: 
Monday, April 6, 2015

~~11.1400.4  “No-Cut” Period  No person shall cut, trim or otherwise wound any Red Oak Group tree between April 1 and July 15 of any given  year, unless the person has obtained a Permit from the City.
A.  Permit  Permits may be issued to any person with approval of a certified tree inspector engaged or employed by the City where the Inspector, in his or her sole discretion, deems that the cutting, trimming or wounding of the tree does not present a significant danger of the spread of Oak Wilt.  Permits so issued may contain specific requirements or conditions to observe in the activity. The City may impose a fee for such permits, and if so, the permit fees so collected shall be placed in a dedicated fund to re-forest areas on public or private property that have been affected by Target Damage.
B.  Violation  Any person who violates the provisions of the “No-Cut” period or who violates the conditions a permit issued in connection therewith shall be guilty of a petty misdemeanor, punishable in  the manner prescribed by Minnesota Statutes for that offense level.