Last week’s spring snow storm caused significant damage to trees throughout Vail. Crews from the Public Works and Fire departments have been working since the May 21 storm to ensure streets are clear and trees that fell in the creek have been removed to prevent flooding. Property owners are encouraged to inspect their trees for damage and work with qualified tree service contractors to remove trees or branches that are a danger to private property or the public. Property owners are reminded that they are responsible for the trees on their own private property.
To assist property owners with disposal of branches and trees, Vail Fire has begun curbside chipping service for the year. To take advantage of the service, neatly stack branches and logs up to 15 inches in diameter in piles no larger then 5 feet by 5 feet in size near the street. Please make sure not to block roads or gutters with the piles. Once your pile is ready, call the Wildland Hotline at 970-477-3509 and leave your information. Service will be provided each Tuesday and Thursday from now until early October.
If you have questions, contact the Public Works Department at 970-479-2158 or the Fire Department at 970-479-2250.