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13.40.120 Notification

A decision by the Managing Arborist shall be rendered for each permit application. If a permit is approved, it will include conditions for the tree Pruning or Removal. With the exception of trees the Managing Arborist determines to be dead or at imminent risk of failure, the Managing Arborist shall give written notification of a decision affecting a Heritage Tree to the applicant and abutting property owners and include a copy of the City's appeal provisions. If such real property is occupied by other than the owner, a like copy shall also be left with the occupant. The failure of any property owner to receive the notice shall not affect the validity of any proceedings taken pursuant to the notice.