Pruning and watering of County-owned trees
1. What is a County-owned tree?Permanent link to What is a County-owned tree?
A County owned tree is planted on County right-of-way by the County/developer and will be maintained by the County. (ie. Green ash, Shubert Chokecherry, Siberian elm or American elm)
2. Who does the pruning?Permanent link to Who does the pruning?
Staff and contractors who are trained International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists.
3. When are County-owned trees pruned?Permanent link to When are County-owned trees pruned?
Strathcona County prunes County-owned trees on a five-year cycle.
- Woodbridge/Westboro/Village on the Lake/Estates of Sherwood Park/Regency/Ridge
- Sherwood Heights/Foxboro/Foxhaven/Forrest Green/Lakeland Ridge (south)
- Brentwood/Maplewood/Strathcona Village/Clarkdale/Summerwood
- Glen Allan/Nottingham/Lakeland Ridge (north)
- Millshaven/Heritage Hills/Cloverbar Ranch/Charlton Heights
- repeat 2014
4. What do I do in the event that a County tree fails/damages private property?Permanent link to What do I do in the event that a County tree fails/damages private property?
The resident should report the incident to Forestry staff at the Parks Compound at 780-416-7275.
5. What is the County's role in cleaning up after a sever storm?Permanent link to What is the County's role in cleaning up after a sever storm?
The County's first priority is to remove hazardous branches from sidewalks and roadways. Homeowners are responsible for further cleanup of privately owned trees.
Recreation, Parks and Culture maintains urban areas and Transportation and Agriculture Services maintains the rural roadways.