Water and Sewage Works Volume 58-59

Water and Sewage Works Volume 58-59

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...work is done upon order of the Commissioner of Parks without petition from the property owners. The cost of maintenance-is paid for by assessment against the abutting property on the street where the work is done and amounts to about 3 cts. per front foot every three years. Regular tree trimming crews work about ten months out of every year. For the purpose of taking care of the payrolls a Forestry Revolving Fund, now amounting to about $20,000, is used to defray the expense. When the assessment is collected the revolving fund is reimbursed. TYPICAL DAILY FIELD REPORT OF FOREMAN OF TREE PLANTING IN ST. PAUL, MINN. Thirty-five thousand trees in the residence districts have been thus taken care of since 1914. Procedure of Property Owners When a property owner desires to plant, trim or remove trees, he must first secure a permit from the Department of Parks and the work is then supervised by the City Forester. Where existing trees have to be trimmed or cut on account of the removal of buildings, the stringing or removal of wires and the laying of sewers, water mains or conduits, the work of trimming or cutting the trees can be done only by the crews working under the direction of the City Forester. The expenses in such cases are generally borne by the holder of the permit. While some misunderstanding was in evidence at first concerning the scope of the Forestry work, it can safely be said that the people have come to rely on the Park Department through the City Forester not only to protect the trees, but to furnish information helpful to those who request it. We believe that our method of maintenance is the most economical and practical way of caring for trees uniformly. The hearty cooperation from the people is very evident, and as a result...show more

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  • Paperback | 628 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 32mm | 1,107g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236925785
  • 9781236925787