You read that correctly. Please pay attention to the section about "Private" property. This should be cause for outrage and change - at the minimum. If you live in this town, I refer to my favorite adage - VOTE WITH YOUR FEET. Albemarle Road church fined $100 per branch for excessive tree pruning | CharlotteObserver.com & The Charlotte Observer Newspaper Oh, and please - no comments about how the law has been in place since 1978. The article is very explicit about the Church's trimming frequency - so they have been "fine" for years. This is downright ridiculous.