Good to Know

As an addendum to the foliage reports that Steve’s been posting, we received a press release from the City of Regina today on the subject of Fall Leaf Pick-Up. Here’s the first two lines:

City crews are starting the 2011 fall leaf pick up on October 17. Crews will concentrate on areas with lots of trees.

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7 thoughts on “Good to Know”

  1. LOL. Why dont City crews prune tha FN Elms on Dewdeney,west of Albert?

    They are mostly taller than the light standards, which work, but don’t light the road or sidewalk anymore.

  2. Hi Barb,

    Sure ,I’ll try that,

    but doesn’t the city know when to prune really large trees? my hood hasn’t even had the st gutters cleaned for 2ish yrs.

    We have a city manager @ 1/4 million $ salary + bennys , isn’t this sorta thing in the job decsription? Drive/walk/cycle, around Reggieville. and take notes MR. manager? I guess he’s like Pat & spends 1/3 of a year,Not Here.

    Isn’t the mayor a Manager or GM or ?

    I would do the city managers job for 37% of his wage, because that amount would be about 11x years of what I earn now.
    (ps..no bennies)

  3. …and then, e-mail or phone your city councillor, and be sure and tell him/her your concerns – unless you would rather just grumble.

  4. I’ve wondered if any city manager / alderman / employee, etc. ever reads tha PDogg blog.

    Some buddy must have.

    I did see Some new signage W of Loonytunevan on Dewdeney this morning. No parking, for pruning. Mabye they are working W to E?

    Trimming 600 trees on Dewdeney,is a big job.( a guess, it’s probably like 6000 Elms around Regina ).

    And I have arrangements made to have a chat with a city department.

    A rant is what we 99% types do.

    xoxo Barb.

  5. If they’re smart and want to keep a finger on the pulse of the city, they should read everything city-related that they can find.

    Glad to see you got some action; it takes great patience and persistence.

    There is a huge urban forest, and because of the restrictions on pruning elms, City-tree care is what you and I and others would call slow. I’m sure that the avenue and cross-street trees by us were pruned within the past 5 years or so, but the nearest street light is already obscured by regrowth. And lucky us: we have 6 City trees to cope with.

  6. I look at the species of most Regina’s Elm trees as ..weeds, really big weeds.

    I had a 50+’er w/ 30′ limbs, at a house I rented in the Okanagan, 15 years ago.

    The landlord agreed with me that it needed pruning, as it was so wide that the lawn got so little sunlight.The tree was a bit bug infested too.

    So we removed around 90% of the canopy.
    The next spring, the tree flourished. It looked like the same tree 4 months later.

    That Autumn, we stumped the tree to about a foot and a half.
    The next spring, the stump grew about 100 suckers( that’s the term ), so we dug, chain-sawed the roots, and hired a tow-truck to pull out the stump.

    I have 3 30′ Elms in my yard ,I don’t spray any herbicides or pesticides on them, so the birds can take care of the bugs.

    I’ve never had worms in my Crabapples either.

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