The Bandon City council is passing a new tree ordinance that has some stiff penalties for property owners. The following is the wording for the ordinance:
12.13.120 Penalty Violation If it is determined by the City that there have been negative impacts on public trees or landscape, then the property owner who caused the negative impact shall be responsible for all costs of removing, and cleaning up, mitigating, and/or replacing the affected trees. These violations could result in prosecution and a $1500 minimum fine per removed or lethally damaged tree upon conviction. The minimum fine for un-permitted removal of a Monterey Cypress tree in violation of this ordinance shall be $3000 per tree upon conviction.