Monday, September 17, 2007


I really hate overgrown street trees. This man-eating monstrosity is just one of several along E. 3rd Avenue in the Italian Village that attacked my visiting friends over the weekend.
Neglected trees are not only unattractive but they are less structurally stable and a genuine threat to public safety especially for mobility challenged individuals.
The City of Columbus Department of Parks and Recreation oversees the maintenance of street trees since they are technically located on public property. A call to the 311 city information line or Parks Department (645-6640) will net you an inspector within three weeks but the actual pruning will take an additional six to nine months due to under staffing. The only other alternative is to apply for a permit to prune the tree yourself and knowing my abilities that would not be good for the tree or me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

who is that girl and what is she doing???