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Traffic Diverted on Lemay Avenue for Tree Removal

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  • Jami McMannes, Senior Coordinator of Marketing, Parks & Recreation Departments, City of Fort Collins, am1jbWFubmVzQGZjZ292LmNvbQ==, 970.221.6358
Fort Collins – Traffic going north and south on Lemay Avenue near Parkwood and Kirkwood Drive will be diverted May 20-23 due to a large tree management project.

City Forestry crews are removing a large cottonwood tree and pruning another very large cottonwood along South Lemay near Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. Two other very large trees located on the east side of Lemay Avenue near Parkwood Drive are scheduled for pruning, as well.

Traffic will be redirected on the north and southbound lanes of Lemay Avenue. Ground personnel will also be stationed on Lemay Avenue to assist residents entering and exiting the neighborhood.

The tree maintenance project will reduce the risk of tree damage to public and private property by raising the tree crowns to be over streets, sidewalks, and homes. It will also improve the overall structure, shape, and health of the cottonwood trees.

The City’s Forestry Division maintains more than 54,500 trees along streets, parks, cemeteries, golf courses and other City facilities and properties. As an annual Tree City, USA recipient for more than 40 years, the Forestry Division ensures that trees are safe, healthy and viable for years to come.

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