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Posted on: January 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Works Continues to Identify and Mitigate Tree Hazards

The lengthy recovery from the December ice storm remains a top priority for Public Works. While crews continue to make progress, there is still a lot of work to be done.

Clearing tree hazards is one of three top priorities for crews. As of Wednesday afternoon, crews had completed more than 1,100 tree-related work orders along priority areas in the right-of-way and parks. However, there are still nearly 1,300 work orders left to be processed.

In the right-of-way alone, crews have completed about half of the more than one thousand tree-related work orders. Scouts continue to canvass streets and parks. On average they find 30 more tree hazards a day that requires some type of aerial work.

The other two top priorities during this recovery period: debris removal in the right-of-way and in parks.Crews continue to move through neighborhoods and pick up downed trees or limbs that are on the streets or sidewalks. They will also clean up any remaining leaves. They are only moving through neighborhoods one time and are focused on picking up debris from public trees.

Staff are balancing these efforts with essential work that is done on a regular basis like managing localized flooding, street sweeping, park restroom cleaning and trash removal, pothole repair, and other regulatory requirements.

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