Tree pick up slower than expected

Hastings Street personnel move the trunk of a large pine
tree that was downed June 14 when a strong storm hit the
area. The crew was working on Home Street, near Tilden

If you drive around Hastings very much, you already know that a lot of tree branches remain piled up, awaiting the city to pick them up.

The tree damage occurred when a strong storm hit the area on June 14.

"It's slower than what we'd like," said Joe Patterson, Hastings city administrator. "The parks department has been trying to focus on the hangers that are broken loose but haven't fallen from terrace trees and parks. They're cleaning up a lot of the park properties."

The street department has been out all week picking up tree limbs on the public terraces and Friday they were working on picking up debris west of Hawthorne Elementary in the northwestern part of the city.

Patterson said that estimates indicate that street pickups inside the city will continue into next week.

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