Town turning Into stumptown, due to companies dumping trees into the street
Smithtown, NY Residents in one Long Island town are sprucing up their yards, but in the process are making life extremely difficult for municipal workers. Families staying home due to COVID-19 are cutting trees and clearing heavy branches with abandon, or hiring tree-trimming companies, many of which are simply hauling the stumps into the street and leaving them for inundated town workers. And, again, that is a code violation in Smithtown, town Supervisor Edward Wehrheim said. Smithtown officials are contemplating legislation that would impose a $500 fine on companies that dont finish the job and clean up the trees. Because of this uptick in that debris in the road, we are looking at our code, to change it, Wehrheim said.
You can get free trees from the City of Friendswood in January
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas – The City of Friendswood will hold its annual Tree Giveaway on Jan. 18 beginning at 8 a.m.Friendswood residents are invited to come by Friendswood City Hall to pick up the trees. There will be more than 100 (large) 15-gallon trees available. Residents can pick from these tree types: Pride of Houston Yaupon, Live Oak, Red Oak, Cedar Elm, Vitex, Green Giant Magnolia. There is a two-tree limit and the giveaway is for Friendswood residents only (photo ID is required). It’s while supplies last and there will be no deliveries.