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[January 22, 2010]
The street department in Lincoln
is starting its annual tree-trimming program. The crew will trim
trees in the Starkey Acres subdivision. Streets in this subdivision
are Ophir Avenue, Rhoads Avenue, Richland Avenue, Rochelle Avenue,
Rutledge Drive, Nicholson Road and Feldman Drive.
The crew will trim all trees that hang over the street or sidewalk.
If the tree is not a city tree, workers will only trim it back to
the edge of the city’s right of way. Some trees will appear to be
trimmed higher than others due to the nearest location of the leader
or upright stem. Trimming is done so that there is clearance for
pedestrians and traffic of all heights.
While trimming, the crew
will inspect the trees for dead or decaying branches, cracked or
splitting branches, crossing and rubbing branches, and vertical
sprouts from roots and branches, among other things.
If you have any questions or comments, you can call the street
department at 732-4655 between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or e-mail the
[Text from file received from
Tracy A. Jackson, Lincoln street superintendent]