Trees causing sidewalk damage to be removed
Three trees causing extensive damage to a city sidewalk and nearby properties are to be removed, the City of Hamilton has said.
Two mahogany trees and one white cedar at the junction of Victoria Street and King Street in Pembroke will be uprooted this month resulting in a temporary closure of sections of the sidewalk.
A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said: “All removed trees will be replaced by ebony trees which will provide extensive shade for pedestrians.
“Tree root guides will be installed with the new trees which act as a barrier around the tree pit, deflecting the root growth downward, rather than across the sidewalk.
“As part of the works, the project will also include the addition of new street lighting, resurfacing of the road, the replacement of a damaged sewer line and the widening and realignment of the sidewalk, while still retaining street parking.
“Portions of the sidewalk will be closed for the duration of the works which are scheduled to commence at the end of the month.”
The spokeswoman said that four mahogany trees were removed in July from Victoria Street between Union Street and King Street.