The Alachua County Public Works Division introduced at this time that they’re wrapping up the trimming of bushes and vegetation on N.E. County Highway 1493 and N.E. 234th Ave, simply north of LaCrosse. 

Subsequent week tree trimming crews can be transferring to N.W. County Highway 241, between N.W. County Highway 235 and State Highway 26 (Newberry Highway). Please anticipate some delays in visitors over the subsequent a number of weeks whereas this work progresses. To scale back delays in probably the most congested areas, employees are planning to work on choose Saturday mornings when the visitors quantity is anticipated to be lighter.

With the long-wet summers in Alachua County, bushes and vegetation develop extraordinarily shortly. Many bushes develop a number of ft a yr as they attain in direction of the middle of the highway searching for daylight, so highway crews should work diligently to maintain the vegetation pushed again away from the highway for security. 

Trimming the bushes and vegetation within the County maintained proper of method enhances security by:

  • Enhancing the visibility of vehicular visitors at intersections and driveway entrances
  • Lifting the tree cover for vans to go below
  • Offering a transparent zone that enables drivers time to get better management of their car once they by chance run off the roadway
  • Lowering the danger of useless or declining bushes falling on the roadway

Alachua County is well-known for its lovely cover roads, so additional care is given by employees to the stately, long-living, high-valued shade bushes. All vegetation administration of the County maintained proper of method is completed below the watchful eye of Neil Greishaw, a horticulturist and ISA Licensed Arborist with the Public Works Division. Greishaw mentioned, “Our aim is to take away the problematic bushes now whereas we trim the best of method, so we don’t have to reply later in an after-hours emergency scenario.” He encourages employees to comply with the “3 D’s” of pruning; eradicating the useless, diseased, and broken limbs to assist make sure the bushes will stay wholesome. Crews additionally attempt to comply with the ANSI A300 Pruning Requirements as a lot as situations enable.

For extra info, contact Alachua County Public Works at 352-374-5245.

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