Owners and occupants of lots within the City of Minneapolis may plant and cultivate shade trees along the sidewalks of said city and provide means for the protection of the same: Provided, that said trees shall be planted eight (8) feet from the lot line and not more than sixteen (16) feet apart in the row: Provided further, that the means used for the protection of said trees shall not obstruct the free passage of the streets or sidewalks.

It shall be the duty of the owner of any tree growing on private property or on the parking of the street, adjacent thereto, to properly trim such tree in such a manner as to prevent the limbs and branches of such tree from overhanging any street, alley or sidewalk within twelve (12) feet of the surface of such street or alley, and within eight (8) feet of the surface of any sidewalk. The city officials shall have the right to trim any tree in violation of this section growing on the parking of the street by giving a 3-day notice to the adjacent property owner.

No person shall cut, deface or in any way injure any tree or sapling standing or growing in any of the streets, alleys or public places belonging to or within the City of Minneapolis.

It shall be the duty of the owner or occupant of any premises abutting upon any street or alley in the City of Minneapolis to trim or cut all hedges and shrubs growing adjacent to sidewalks, streets and alleys in such a manner that the limbs or boughs thereof shall not encroach upon or over such sidewalks, streets and alleys and obstruct the free and convenient travel thereon.

See Resolution #480