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Thursday July 5th, 2012

Posted at 1:02pm

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In response to the storms that ripped through the Windsor area Wednesday night, the City of Windsor parks and forestry crews are out evaluating the damage.

The city says that crews were called into work during the storm on July 4th to begin the evaluation and cleanup. With substantial winds, many Windsor neighbourhoods experienced damage, explained Bill Roesel, Manager of Forestry and Horticulture.

Parks and Facilities is prioritizing the damage with the clearing of roadways as the first priority, followed by removal of trees from cars and houses. Next, broken tree limbs will be taken away, and brush cleanup will be the lowest priority.

The City of Windsor is responsible for trees in the front of property usually within 33-feet from the middle of the roadway. All backyard trees and shrubs outside the 33-foot boundary are the responsibility of the homeowner. The city says that if you are unsure of the ownership of trees on your property or you need to request a service call for tree damage, to call 311.

Residents are asked not to call repeatedly about the same issue, as responses are initiated by the first call. All calls are investigated and will be attended to on a priority basis.

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