Lexington officials are ramping up efforts to tackle issues with street trees. Additional city staff are helping to whittle down a backlog of concerns.
Low-hanging street tree limbs can hinder travel or block motorists’ views, hinder mail delivery, and inconvenience pedestrians.
Homeowners are required to keep the trees properly pruned, but city crews are also following up and addressing ongoing problems with limbs.
Environmental Services Director Susan Plueger says another issue is sidewalk upheaval from tree roots.