Please be advised that beginning November 13th and continuing into 2024 the City will be trimming trees, shrubs, and hedges along sidewalks and streets as part of our general urban forestry maintenance.
This initiative focuses on improving accessibility for pedestrians, vehicular traffic, and snow-clearing equipment on City streets and sidewalks. Over time, trees require pruning for various reasons, including disease mitigation, structure improvement, and risk reduction to both citizens and infrastructure.
The City would like to remind the public of the importance of maintaining privately-owned trees in accordance with By-Law No. 3756. As per this by-law, privately-owned trees must not extend over the street in a manner that interferes with, impedes, or endangers any people or vehicles using the street. The City of Selkirk reserves the right to trim or remove trees or hedges that interfere with the use of City streets, obstruct the vision of automobile drivers, or otherwise pose potential risks to the safety of citizens at the expense of the owner.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the health or risks of trees on private property, please contact a local tree care company for analysis and consultation.
If you have any questions about the City’s urban forestry operations or about By-Law No. 3756, please contact CitizenSupport at 204-785-4900 or [email protected].