Peabody Health and Safety Officer Bruce Burke has announced that notices to trim tree branches and shrubs are going in the mail this week to Peabody residents.
“The city ordinance requires that property owners trim tree branches to a height of 16 feet above the surface of city streets,” he said. “And branches that hang over driveways and sidewalks need to hang no lower than 8 feet above either surface.”
Letters also will be sent if trees, shrubs, or bushes obstruct the view of street signs or obstruct motorists’ visibility at intersections.
“It is the responsibility of the property owner to be sure instructional signs can be read,” he said.
For more information, contact the Peabody Police Department at 983-2133.