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2007 Media Releases


Date:
August 21, 2007
For More Information Contact:
Steve Schwab, City Arborist, 441-7036
Lynn Johnson, Parks and Recreation Director, 441-8265


CITY ASKS RESIDENTS FOR HELP TO CLEAR FALLEN TREE LIMBS

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department is asking Lincoln residents to help clear fallen limbs from street trees on public rights of way.

  • Small branches and limbs can be left for pick up by refuse haulers on the normal day of garbage service.
  • Large fallen limbs can be reported to Community Forestry at 441-7035.
  • Residents who have downed utility lines or tree limbs resting on utility lines should contact the Lincoln Electric System at 888-365-2412.

"Last year, our Community Forestry staff had nearly 2,500 calls regarding broken or fallen tree limbs," said Parks and Recreation Director Lynn Johnson. "Handling these calls takes time away from other essential street tree maintenance work, such as trimming and dead tree removal. We really appreciate the assistance of the public in helping us to reduce fuel consumption and equipment operating costs."

For more information, see the City Web site at lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: trees) or contact Community Forestry at 441-7035.


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