Saluda gets strict on tree trimmingPublished 6:10pm Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Saluda property owners will be notified if their trees and shrubs inside the 18-inch setback from paved streets violate the city’s recently-adopted tree-trimming ordinance.
At the Monday Feb. 11 meeting, Saluda City Commissioners looked at photographs taken by city administrator Erny Williams, showing locations where tree and shrub growth blocked visibility for drivers, including those pulling out at various intersections.
“That’s a mirror-getter on a fire truck,” remarked one visitor to the meeting, reacting to a photograph showing branches extending well over one of the city thoroughfares.
One resident asked if city officials would notify property owners whose vegetation violated the ordinance.
“I would rather cut my own stuff than have it mutilated,” she stressed.