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Overgrown trees and shrubs pose safety hazard


City news — Officials ask Newberg residents help in maintaining foliage along streets

The city of Newberg utilizes trees and shrubs for beautification, but the city has issued a public safety alert concerning overgrowth.

“Untrimmed trees and shrubs that lie alongside streets can obstruct street signs and block the vision of drivers. They can also damage vehicles and prevent drivers from parking their vehicles or stopping alongside the curb,” a release from the city said.

Citizens are encouraged to keep trees trimmed to not less than eight feet above the sidewalk and 14 feet above the roadways. Hazards should be cleared and cuttings disposed of before Oct. 30 at which point city maintenance crews will come and trim hazardous vegetation to meet code standards.

Crews will pick up trimmings for free prior to Oct. 30. To schedule a pick up, call 503-537-1234.

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