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Sandy officials are reminding residents of the guidelines of the city's tree-trimming ordinance.

SANDY — City officials are reminding residents of the guidelines of the city's tree-trimming ordinance.

Per the Sandy City Land Development Code, the city is responsible for removing low-hanging branches and shrubs that impede motorists and pedestrians in the right of way. The standard is 8 feet above the sidewalk and 14 feet vertically from the back of the curb.

Throughout the year, public works employees will go into the neighborhoods to inspect the trees and shrubs that are adjacent to the right of way.

Residents will receive a notice if the trees at their home do not meet the guidelines of the ordinance. If residents prefer to trim the trees and shrubs, they must do so within 10 days receiving the notice and leave the trimmings curbside. Employees will return at a later date to remove the items.

After 10 days, Sandy employees will return to the neighborhood to trim the trees shrubs if residents do not.

There is no need to call the city to give permission, and there is no cost for the service. For more information, call the city's public works department at 801-568-2999.