Winter Tree Operations
The City Tree Services crews continue through the winter in several tree maintenance areas.
For many species of trees, fall and winter are the optimum time to apply structural and sanitation (dead wood removal) pruning. The tree's structure is not obscured by leaves and any diseases are inactive and more identifiable. Winter is the prime season for the structural pruning of most of St. Albert's residential boulevard trees.
Losses due to accidents involving trees are much more frequent during the winter months and crews react as necessary to assess losses and perform repairs or removals as required. As well, maintenance to the City's natural areas is often performed in the fall and winter.
Reporting Damaged, Broken or Diseased Trees
If you would like to report a tree that needs to be trimmed or if it is damaged, broken, or diseased please report the issue online or contact Public Works at 780-459-1557. These requests are recorded and sent to the appropriate section. They will then be inspected and scheduled for repair based on their level of severity.
Last edited: October 26, 2017