Here’s what the different tree markings mean:
- Yellow ribbons – this flagging is a way for us to indicate a tree needs further pruning. Pruning ensures the tree seals itself off from decay and is less susceptible to pests.
- Pink dots on the trunk - if the tree must be removed, pink dots will be spray painted on the trunk.
- Red sign posted on the trunk – as the removal date gets closer, a sign will be placed on the tree. The sign informs the adjacent property owner, as well as the community, what is happening and when.
Many years to recover
We estimate 50 per cent of Calgary’s 500,000 public trees were damaged. This means the recovery from the event will take many years, but we will make well-informed decisions using feedback from public engagement. This will benefit communities and lead to the restoration and recovery of Calgary’s urban forest.
Be sure to follow our progress by visiting www.calgary.ca/trees or on Twitter and Facebook. Any questions regarding the status of a tree can be directed to 311.
Submitted by Allison Fifield, Parks