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Trees on right of way

Our city is looking at a large number of older trees in the right of way that are now starting to damage sidewalks and roadways. How many cities require the adjacent property owners to cut down the trees at their own expense before the city will fix the damaged sidewalks and roads?

A new forum thread was added titled Trees on right of way on 06/23/2020 12:17 pm by Ray Heltsley [email protected]:

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  1. Mary Reinbold

    Jan. 20, 2021

    Hi John, we're currently dealing with this in Bonney Lake. What was your end result? Does your City have an arborist on staff?

    1. John S Fairbanks

      Jan. 21, 2021

      Mary - This was when I worked for the City of Wenatchee. We were able to utilize the Arborist from our PUD. Fortunately they did this as a courtesy since we had a good relationship and small jurisdiction.