Violent summer storms over the past two weeks have generated a record-breaking 512 service requests to Landscape Management for downed tree and limb removal. Crews have been working around the clock to clear roads, with priority placed on major thoroughfares and access points for hospitals, fire departments, police stations and emergency shelters. Road-clearing and cleanup continues on secondary and neighborhood roads and were completed today.
Charlotte's aging tree canopy, located in many of Charlotte's older neighborhoods, has been affected the most by these storms, resulting in property damage to homes, businesses, vehicles and other trees.
Total storm damage tree debris service requests: 100
Requests/sites inspected: 84
Roads cleared: 61
Homes damaged by city trees: 1*
Vehicles damaged by city trees: 1*
Injuries caused by city trees: 0*
*Known at this time
Landscape Management now has received 100 requests for downed trees/limbs blocking roads from the storm that occurred the weekend of June 22, 2019. All major thoroughfares have at least one lane open. New signals at the intersection of Queens Road West and Selwyn Road will be installed today by CDOT. Road-clearing and cleanup continues on secondary and neighborhood roads and should be complete by the end of the week. City and contractor tree crews are working through the queue, focusing on priority areas such as major thoroughfares and access points for hospitals, fire departments, police stations and emergency shelters. Five secondary/neighborhood roads are currently completely blocked. Some secondary/neighborhood roads may remain completely/partially blocked for 1-3 more days. In all cases where roads are completely blocked, residents have alternate routes to exit/enter neighborhoods. Police/fire/medic have been notified of locations that are completely blocked.