40:64-8. Cost of trees and improvements; charge and lien on property; exceptions
Except as hereinafter provided the initial cost of all trees planted by the commission, the cost of planting the same, the cost of the posts and boxes or guards used for the protection thereof, and the cost of the removal of any tree or part thereof dangerous to public safety shall, if the commission shall so determine, in accordance with uniform rules and regulations promulgated for this purpose, be a charge upon the real estate in front of which such tree or trees shall be planted or removed as an improvement thereof. Such cost if it is so determined that it is to be paid by the owner shall, unless paid directly to the commission be certified by it to the collector of taxes of the municipality, shall thereupon become and be a lien upon said real estate, shall be included in the next tax bill rendered to the owner or owners thereof, and be collected in the same manner as other taxes against that property.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to:
a. A planting to replace a tree or trees theretofore planted by the commission;
b. A planting in connection with Arbor Day exercises or other educational demonstration.
Amended by L.1958, c. 42, p. 138, s. 6, eff. May 20, 1958.
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