Crews from Green Drop Limited started working on tree pruning around Weyburn Tuesday morning, despite the wet, and sometimes windy conditions.  

“They are a hard-working crew, and they’re used to working in all weather conditions,” said Curtis Block, Parks Manager for the City of Weyburn. “I’ve seen them working in -40° weather before. They are very professional in what they do.” 

The work being done will see the crews performing crown cleaning, crown raising, and general pruning for the overall health of 300 city-owned trees along streets in Weyburn. There will be no parking zone signage placed on the trees themselves to remind residents to remove vehicles from the streets. Everyone is asked to be cautious around the work zones and avoid them if possible for the safety of workers, traffic and pedestrians.

A no parking signSignage like this will be used to let residents know where the crews will be working. (Photo by Steven Wilson)

“They will be working in areas such as the downtown area and King Street, so Bison (Avenu), Third (Street), Souris (Avenue) and King Street,” commented Block on the areas where they will be working. Once the priority areas are done, they will get into some other streets, such as Qu’Appelle Street, Assiniboia Street, and 4th Street from 1st Avenue to Prairie Avenue, 2nd Street from 1st Avenue to Coteau and others.  

“Not all these areas may be completed as their contract is based on 300 trees,” Block clarified.  

The work is expected to take around one week to complete.