HEDGES ALONG PUBLIC ROADS
AN ACT to amend Chapter 103 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware in relation to hedges along public roads.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:
That Chapter 103 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware be amended by repealing paragraph 3631, Section 8 and inserting in lieu thereof the following:
3631. Sec. 8. HEDGES ALONG HIGHWAY; TRIMMING OF REMOVAL OF TRIMMINGS; EXCEPTION; VIOLATION A MISDEMEANOR; PENALTY:-All hedges growing along any of the public roads in this State shall be trimmed at least once in every year to a height of not more than four 'and one-half feet, and it shall be the duty of the owner, tenant or occupant of any land upon which such hedge is so growing to so trim such hedge as herein provided. None of the trimmings made by so trimming such hedge shall be allowed to remain on any of the said public roads longer than two weeks, but shall be removed therefrom by the party doing the trimming aforesaid. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to compel the owner, tenant or occupant of any land upon which such hedge is so growing to remove from the public roads any of such trimmings that cannot be removed by the use of an ordinary horse rake, and such owner, tenant or occupant shall not be compelled to remove the small trimmings within five feet of such hedge.
In case hedges are cut down for the purpose of laying or allowing to thicken, the same may be permitted to grow without trimming for a period of three years.
Whoever fails to perform any of the duties imposed by this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars and in default of payment thereof may be imprisoned not exceeding sixty days.
Approved March 15, A. D. 1921.