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Snow Storm Tree Branch Clean Up in Salt Lake City

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Posted 12/16/2015 following the record-breaking snowstorm in Salt Lake City

The heavy wet snow that fell during this week’s storm has resulted in substantial tree damage throughout the entire City. Since the storm event, City crews have been hard at work removing downed trees and tree limbs from roadways, driveways, and heavily used pedestrian areas.

At this time, Salt Lake City Urban Forestry and contracted pruning crews are transitioning into a city-wide, block by block, effort to collect the thousands of medium to large sized branches that have fallen from trees within Salt Lake City parks and in our park strips along City streets.  During these branch pickup operations, these ground crews will also be identifying broken branches (which are still hanging in trees) to be removed by subsequent aerial work crews.

The City is committed to completing this cleanup effort as quickly and safely as possible.  However, given the quantity and spread of tree damage, branch pick up operations will continue well into next week.

As additional tree branch breakage is always possible, the Salt Lake City Urban Forestry Program is urging City residents to exercise awareness and caution when they find themselves in close proximity to trees during their day to day activities.

Please contact the Salt Lake City Urban Forestry office at (801) 972-7818 with any questions regarding the cleanup effort, and to report tree limbs blocking roads or driveways.

Input Needed: SLC’s New Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan

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Salt Lake City’s updated Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan is now available in draft form for public input!

The draft plan, developed over the past two years with input from thousands of residents and stakeholders, is available for review online at www.slcgov.com/opencityhall and the project website www.walkbikeslc.com. Download your copy. A hard copy is also available at the Transportation Division, please call (801) 535-6630 for details.

The City would like to hear from you to know to how well this plan reflects your vision, goals, and recommendations for the City’s walking and bicycling initiatives over the next 20 years. Are there things you would like us to change? Let us know!

The review period is open until Wednesday, December 17.