Thunderstorm cleanup complete; tree damage minimal

Press release.

Guelph staff promptly completed emergency tree cleanup following Friday evening’s thunderstorm.

Tree damage was minimal, and all known emergency tree situations are now neutralized.

City crews responded to five damaged trees along:

· Rochelle Drive,

· Hayward Crescent,

· Foster Avenue,

· Woodborough Road, and

· Ironwood Road.

Crews will pick up remaining logs from these areas this week. Other non-emergency work including pruning, stump grinding, and replacement tree planting will be completed as part of the Forestry department’s ongoing work schedule.

“Based on the low number of service requests and our preliminary scan of the city, it appears this storm had minimal impact on the city’s tree canopy,” says Martin Neumann, manager of Forestry.

Residents can report tree hazards using the
“How can we help you?” section on guelph.ca
or call 519-837-5628 with a name, contact information and the street address where the tree is located.

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