Making Travel Safe
To ensure the safe passage of vehicles on Township roadways, the Public Works Department trims overhanging branches as a seasonal maintenance program. School buses, emergency response equipment, snowplow trucks, mail delivery, and refuse collection trucks are examples of the large vehicles that travel Township roadways throughout the year and may be damaged if tree branches are not trimmed from the right of way on a regular basis.
Roads are trimmed each year to ensure that all streets receive attention within a 5-year cycle. Here are some guidelines crews use while performing the trimming:
Trees will be vertically trimmed from the back of the curb edge or right-of-way to a minimum height of 15 feet.
Shrubs and trees which hinder motorist sight from intersection visibility and necessary directional signage will be trimmed.
Shrubs and trees that overhang sidewalks within the right-of-way leaving less than 8 feet of clearance will be trimmed.