City of Jamestown Trimming Tree Branches
Posted by KSJB News on 2/27/2017 11:25:00 AM.


JAMESTOWN - 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.

According 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 signal.

City 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.

Steckler 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 hall.

The Street Department will be concentrating on trimming trees along the Snow Emergency Routes.

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