Street trees give your neighborhood a bit of character. However, if they grow too large and the branches begin to cause problems on the thoroughfares, then you can expect to get a letter from the city. To prevent that, simply follow these guidelines and trimming regulations.
- Must be trimmed if they are damaged, diseased, or dead.
- Must not block signs or lines of sight through neighborhoods.
- Must not obstruct sidewalks or streets.
The regulations are very straight forward, and as long as you follow them, then you’ll have no trouble within the communities you are building and maintaining. In addition to these regulations, pay special attention to trees that are prone to insect infestations. Emerald Ash is a popular area tree, however, it is prone to beetle infestations. Thus, you will want to take special care when deciding to include these in your design plans. There are insecticides, planting options, and trimming suggestions that can help ensure the beetles don’t infect these trees.
A good street tree design and proper installation can address these issues throughout the growth of the neighborhood. Selecting the best tree cultivars are critical when installing street trees. Proper watering and care through the first growing season after installation is vital to the overall health and success of your street trees.
Do you have questions regarding your street trees or compliance with city regulations? Contact us and we’ll be happy to give you the answers you’ve been searching for.