Annual boulevard tree pruning program underway

Medicine Hat – Crews have begun the annual tree pruning program on city boulevards. Work focuses on the Southeast and Southwest Hill neighbourhoods this winter and is expected to continue until April 1. The program will then resume in the fall when it is safe to continue pruning.

This annual maintenance addresses the overall health of City-owned trees and removes branch obstructions from signage and other infrastructure.

Area residents and visitors may see short-term disruptions to public roadside parking.

Crews will work mainly from roadways but may access small sections of private property for safe access and to clean up debris from their work. Workers are not authorized to conduct maintenance on private trees nor leave any materials or wood behind at the request of the homeowner.

For the safety of workers and the public, no one may enter an identified work zone without obtaining clearance from the crews on site. Residents can contact the Parks and Recreation department at 403-529-8333 for more information.

Motorists are reminded to slow down and use caution around crews and equipment.


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