Tree Branch Trimming

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General Discussion May 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Tree Branch Trimming

Who is responsible for keeping the trees on DC sidewalks pruned? I took the attached photo on the 1800 block of 12th Street NW, between S and T. There are several trees that are overgrown and completely blocking the sidewalk. Anyone else run into (literally…ha!) this? 

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Report to 311.
DDOT/Urban Forestry (or now “d.trees”) is responsible.  They’re modestly responsive–find some supposed safety hazard to speed it up.

FWIW, I often do that “limbing up” of tree branches myself for the trees on my street.  I also trim back branches that have been broken by large trucks or other vehicles.  If you don’t know what you are doing, then by all means call DDOT.

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