Ministry Issues Tree Trimming Advisory

September 8, 2023 | 5 Comments

Noting that we are in hurricane season, the Ministry of Public Works said they are “issuing a timely tree trimming reminder for residents” as “it is aware of the current overgrowth of vegetation and tree branches, which have encroached into the island’s sidewalks and roadways.”

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A Ministry spokesperson said, “While the Ministry has worked tirelessly to trim back those problem areas, residents are reminded that they too have a responsibility to cut back their overhanging trees and branches – particularly those that impede pedestrians and motorists. Residents are reminded that they are required to keep their roadside hedges trimmed.

“They will receive a friendly reminder but in the cases where the threat to safe passage is apparent – Public Works will cut the offending tress at a cost to the owner of $1,000 per hour.”

The Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry confirmed that in recent weeks, they have conducted trimming and sweeping works in the following areas:

  • Cavendish Road
  • Some areas along Middle Road
  • Paget stop lights to Cobb’s Hill
  • Manse Road
  • Chapel Road
  • The Causeway & Blue Hole Hill
  • Middle Road near Barnes’ Corner heading towards Industrial Road
  • Somerset Road near Scaur Hill; and
  • Barker’s Hill, North Shore Road

“Additional works are planned, however due to increased rainfall, overgrowth has spread faster than usual. In that regard, the public’s cooperation and patience are encouraged as the Ministry work crews address these areas.”

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  1. Bad Religion says:

    So does this mean we get to fine gov for the forests growing out of the sidewalks that force people to walk on the road? What a joke. Do better.

  2. Guy Carri says:

    “The Causeway”
    Nothing but asphalt and block walls!!!

  3. iyiyi says:

    Take a drive on Harbour Rd , several areas you need to drive over the center line due to the overgrowth between the side walls and road which has nothing to do with the property owners .

    • Toodle-oo says:

      And with all this overgrowth the airheads are still driving their oversized cars and SUVs on Harbour Road in the oncoming lane like they’ve got the room of a 7 lane highway overseas.

  4. Robert says:

    It’s really required for you to trim your trees as it’s a hazard if it’s over grown! So start tree trimming whenever you have time!

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