§ 23-27.3-116.5. Public utilities, wires, poles, trees, and shrubs.
During the course of moving, demolishing, or shoring, of any building or structure no electrical light, trolley, telephone, or telegraph wires or poles shall be removed, moved, or disturbed without the written consent of the municipal authority and no tree or shrub shall be cut or disturbed except with the written consent of the owners of the premises upon which the tree or shrub stands, and no tree or shrub located on or over any part of a public street or highway, whether accepted or not shall be cut or disturbed, excepted by written consent of the municipal authority, and of the owners of the premises abutting on the part of the street or highway in which the tree or shrub stands.
(P.L. 1976, ch. 256, § 1.)