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Tree trimming, removal project to start on San-Cap Road

By CITY OF SANIBEL - | Dec 1, 2020

Lee County Electric Cooperative and the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge will perform a joint tree trimming project along a 1-kilometer stretch in the area of 4249 Sanibel-Captiva Road, the city of Sanibel reported.

The work will be performed starting today and will be completed by Dec. 4.

The project scope includes the removal of cabbage palms and strangler figs that have grown under LCEC power lines at Legion Curve. In addition to reducing the risk of fire under the power lines, the removal of the trees will also eliminate the need for LCEC to continually maintain the branches that currently encroach on the power lines and on the LCEC right-of-way easement.

There will be a three-man crew on site with a flatbed lift bucket and a log-loader. The trucks will be parked in the Legion lot while the crew cuts the palms with a chain saw and pulls them backs into the reserve with ropes. The shared-use path in the area will be closed periodically. Bicyclists and pedestrians should be alert and follow the directions of the on-site personnel. Bicyclists will be required to walk their bikes in the area.

Motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are advised to closely follow all traffic control at the site.

For more information, call LCEC at 239-995-2121 or the refuge at 239-472-1100.