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Please limit your initial efforts on fixing up the parks and focus more on residential issues! Remember...the residential tax payers pay your salaries...the parks don't!
Our priority in managing damaged and fallen trees from the snow storm continues to be public safety. We want to ensure that the city is safe (residential and park areas) before we begin a more comprehensive clean-up and further restoration of our urban forest. Thank you for your patience.
CoC has done a great job with clean up efforts. I am curious if there is any plan to mulch some of the debris and redistribute to neighborhoods for garden and compost material. This will help take some of the pressure off of the landfill and help keep neighborhoods beautiful
Hi Erin. We will be mulching the tree debris that is brought to City landfills. Once we have a better idea of the volume, we will look into different uses for the mulch. Thank you for the feedback.
Is North Capital Hill Park (Canmore Park) open to the public yet?
City crews have begun clean-up efforts in Canmore Park; however there may still be some hazardous areas as it is not listed as open yet. You can find the most up-to-date info on open parks here: http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Snow-event-closures.aspx
Not sure that a killing frost is required for the leaves to change colour and fall. Cooler nights and less sunlight are the primary triggers.
I know the crews are working hard to clean up the debris left my the snow storm. I have a branch that is big, dangerous and could fall onto a park entrance. It is a city tree. It is currently also, ruining my deck and still hanging. I have offered to get in a license arbor company to remove this on my dime. The city has refused to let me take care of this myself. I would like to see more cooperation with the city when citizens offer to pay out of pocket to get in a professional tree company to take of the issue, since the city hasn't.