How To Deal With Weakened Trees

Yesterday we told you about how to spot trees that were leaning over, weakened by this year’s incredibly severe weather. Well, Parks Department got back to us about how to get these trees taken care of.

From Philip Abramson, a Parks Department spokesman:

Any trees that appear to have weakened from the recent storm should be reported to us via 311 as a dangerous tree. We will inspect them and try and save those we can with staking (used mostly with younger trees). Larger trees usually have to be removed. These shifted trees often have broken roots and therefore if we don’t cut them down there is a good chance that they will fall in the near future.

Remember, these trees can be a danger to people and property. Please look out for them and report it to 311.


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