PREVENTION OF DANGERS
37. Where the Commissioner is satisfied that any tree or plant, whether or not dead or dying, on any premises adjoining a street, railway or rapid transit system or any part thereof —
is likely, by falling or otherwise, to obstruct the traffic on the street, railway or rapid transit system or endanger the lives or property of travellers thereon; or
is obstructing or is likely, in any way, to obstruct the view of —
any motorist on the street; or
any operator of the railway or rapid transit system,
the Commissioner may serve an enforcement notice requiring the occupier of the premises to take such measures (including cutting the tree or plant or any part of it) as the Commissioner thinks fit within the time specified in the notice.
[Parks and Trees 1996 Ed., s. 11 (1)]
—(1) Where the Commissioner is satisfied that —
the condition of any tree or plant, whether or not dead or dying, on any premises constitutes an immediate threat to life or property; or
it is reasonably necessary to cut or damage a tree or plant, whether or not dead or dying, on any premises to protect human life or property from fire or for extinguishing or restricting the spread of fire,
he may take such measures and do such works on those premises or other premises adjacent thereto as may be necessary to cut or damage the tree or plant or any part of it.
(2) All costs and expenses incurred by the Commissioner under subsection (1) shall constitute a debt due from the occupier of the premises referred to in that subsection to the Board, and may be recoverable in the manner provided for in this Act.
[Parks and Trees 1996 Ed., s. 12]