Tree Pruning/Trim Archived

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Tree Pruning/Trim/Branch Broken


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City of Salem






Another tree fell and I'm asking is there a city official who will enforce the fence height regulation for a natural fence of dangerously tall (fast growing) invasive Maple trees along side of my driveway and within a boundary area. I am asking that the city help to make them safe by requiring this owner to abide by the height limit and trim his natural fence to regulation boundary fence height of 8 ft tall. 3 trees so far have snapped at the trunk level on windy days (like now) and 2 landed atop my garage and house this time. My efforts to contact him by letters were answered by a police officer warning me of harassment law - both police report show him claiming ownership and protecting them 100% at only my expense.

also asked...
Q. Is the tree on city/public property?
A. No - the city does not remove tree from private property
Q. Is the branch touching any power lines?
A. No
Q. Are any branches low enough to hit people?
A. Yes
Q. Can you provide the estimated height of the tree in feet and the estimated diameter (width) of the tree trunk in inches?
A. 2" - 12"
Q. Does the tree need to be removed?
A. YES or trimmed to 8ft tall
Q. Please provide any additional information/description of the tree that would be helpful
A. on the boundary too close for type and size of tree


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