Juárez removes dead palm trees

City of Juarez workers cut up a dead palm tree that they removed Monday from a public median. (Photo courtesy city of Juarez)

City asks residents to report problems

Rio Grande Digital

The city of Juárez removed 18 dead palm trees Monday along a busy street in the city. The trees, mostly Mexican fan palms, will be replaced by different, more cold-tolerant native species.

An estimated 1,500 city-owned palm trees did not survive the Feb. 1 cold wave that sent temperatures plunging to 0

Juarez city workers try Monday to push over a dead palm tree. (Photo courtesy city of Juarez)

degrees Fahrenheit and below.

 

City general services director Jorge Gutiérrez said Monday’s work was done along avenida Municipio Libre near López Mateos.

While they were at it, city crews also caught up with maintenance work on the medians, removing trash, debris and at least four discarded tires.

Gutierrez urged Juarenses to help the city by reporting dead trees that city crews might not have noticed. The dead trees pose a safety problem as they could fall over in a strong wind and hurt someone.

Even though city employees take daily tours of the city looking for problems, there are places that can be identified only with the cooperation of the public, Gutierrez said.

 

 

 

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