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What are Weeds & Worthless Vegetation?

The City of Lincoln Municipal Code states "It shall be the duty of every owner of real estate in the city to cut and clear, or clear, such real estate, together with one-half of the streets and alleys abutting thereon, of all weeds or worthless vegetation whenever such weeds or worthless vegetation shall extend more than six inches above the ground." The Code considers "Uncontrolled or uncultivated growth of weeds, brush, vines, grasses, or other vegetation which offers vector or rodent harborage, contribute to noxious pollens to the atmosphere, or unreasonably interfere with the use and enjoyment of abutting public or private property," a safety and health hazard. Following are some pictures of Weed Abatement Ordinance violations:

Overgrown backyard and alley
Overgrown backyard and alley

Abutting street right-of-way
Abutting street right-of-way

Vacant Lot
Vacant Lot

Volunteer woody vegetation
Volunteer woody vegetation