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City begins Residential Tree Clean-Up Program, with the approval of Common Council

10-Jul-2014

With the majority of emergency and high priority tree removal tasks near completion, the City is preparing for the clean-up phase, which includes a program to assist residents with the clean-up of storm-damaged tree material. This pick up is only for leaves, branches and trunks of trees damaged by post-tropical storm Arthur.

Residents must have any debris, such as leaves, branches, or trunks, from their fallen and damaged trees to the curb by end of day Monday, July 14 for a one time pick up service by City crews. Where possible, residents should neatly stack limbs/branches at the front edge of their properties without blocking either sidewalks or roads. Crews will begin clearing the tree debris from curbs the morning of Tuesday, July 15.

The curb side clean-up is expected to take approximately four days to complete, and will begin simultaneously in all areas across the City.

The Residential Tree Clean-Up Program is a coordinated effort between crews across Transportation and Environment Services, including roadway maintenance and parks and city landscape. All available resources will be focused on the clean-up.

To report hazards, such as fallen or hanging branches in public spaces, please contact Municipal Operations 658-4455.

Residents and motorists are asked to be aware of work zones across the City, and adhere to all road signs and barricades.

The City thanks residents for their cooperation and understanding as clean up initiatives continue.