Why does the City trim trees?

The City trims trees for more reasons than you may think:

  • Life cycle trimming to promote good health
  • Insect and disease control
  • Removal of potential safety hazards
  • Vehicle and pedestrian clearances as identified by regulations
  • Reduce storm damage from high winds, snow and freezing rain
  • Clearances for street signs, street lights, utilities and buildings

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1. Why does the City trim trees?
2. Why does the tree look so different after trimming?
3. What is the appropriate tree clearance?
4. When is the best time to trim trees?