The overnight storm has left tree debris throughout Lincoln, with the heaviest damage in central Lincoln. Crews with the Community Forestry Section of the Parks and Recreation Department began working about 2 a.m. this morning to clear limbs from streets and sidewalks. Twelve crew members will continue that work until 6 p.m. tonight.
For trees blocking City streets or sidewalks, contact the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) non-emergency number, 402-441-6000. Do NOT call 911. LPD is keeping a list of areas and reporting those to the Forestry crews. For other damage to other public trees between the curb and sidewalk, contact the City Community Forestry Section at 402-441-7847, ext. 0. Voice mail is available at this number, and residents are encouraged to provide their name, address, phone number and the nature of the problem.
Residents are also advised to watch for broken limbs that may still be hanging in trees. These can cause injury or damage when they fall.
Tree debris on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. For tree debris on private properties, residents can contact their refuse haulers or take the debris to one of these locations:
- The City Transfer Station, 5101 N. 48th St. It opens at 6:45 a.m. every day and remains open until 4:15 p.m. weekdays, 3 p.m.Saturdays and noon Sundays. Regular disposal charges and fees apply. To avoid an extra charge, residents are advised to “tarp and tie” their loads. For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: landfill).
- Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 S. Folsom Court. The disposal fee for a pick-up or trailer is $10. Hofeling Enterprises is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. They will remain open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 26 to accommodate the increased need.
Tonight’s Joe Bonamassa concert scheduled for Pinewood Bowl has been moved to Pinnacle Bank Arena due to tree damage at Pioneers Park. For more information, visit pinnaclebankarena.com.