- The City Forestry Office has announced that Jamestown City Street
Department Crews will be working throughout the city removing tree
branches overhanging streets and alleys to prevent interference with
traffic and street maintenance equipment.
to city ordinance, trees must be trimmed 16 feet high above the
street from curb to curb. Branches covering traffic signs and signals
will be removed to allow easy viewing within 100 feet of the sign or
Forester Sheri Steckler reminds residents that it is the homeowner’s
responsibility to maintain the trees. When the responsibility is
neglected, it becomes the duty of the city to clear overgrowth that
threatens public safety.
notes that this is a clearance procedure and should not be mistaken
for a complete pruning of the tree. If pruning is what your prefer,
she says that you should have your trees pruned by a local tree
service. A list of registered tree services is available at city
Street Department will be concentrating on trimming trees along the
Snow Emergency Routes.