City of Nelsonville reminds property owners and tenants, to trim trees along the public right-of-way, for public safety

The City of Nelsonville Code Enforcement Office would like to remind property owners and tenants, it is the time of year to trim your trees along the public right-of-way. For public safety, trees planted within or extending into the public right-of-way must be trimmed to a height at least 8 feet above the sidewalk and at least 12 feet above the street, curb, or alley. The right-of-way line is typically 5ā€™ behind the curb or edge, or 10ā€™ if there is a planter strip. For horizontal clearance, be sure pedestrian traffic will not be impeded. Trees and brush must not extend into the sidewalk. For corners of streets and alleys, be sure there is a visual clearance of 15ā€™ from a corner (forming a triangle shape).

Please contact Becky Barber, Code Enforcement Officer, if you have any questions or concerns. 8:00- 4:00 pm Monday/Friday (740) 753-1314 or