Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Has Hit List for Hazardous Trees, but Residents Want Warning

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Winnipeg Has Hit List for Hazardous Trees, but Residents Want Warning

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Winnipeg has hit list for hazardous trees

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WINNIPEG - Big, beautiful trees can be a boon to urban neighbourhoods but they can also be a liability.

In Winnipeg, there are 1,500 trees listed as high risk for limbs breaking or the entire tree falling down, thereby posing a danger to people or property.

The city hopes to take care of all the trees on the list by the end of 2016.

In the meantime, however, some people are worried because the at-risk trees are not marked in any way.

City forester Martha Barwinsky says the trees aren't marked until just before the work orders are issued for the crews because that's the most efficient use of city time.

One six-block stretch of Ashland Avenue in Riverview has 26 problem trees that need attention and people living there say they frequently see large limbs come crashing down.

Jeremy Toews says he'd like to see better notification. …

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