What if a tree caused damage to the sidewalk?

Because of the value placed on larger trees, damage to sidewalks and curbs should be repaired in lieu of removing established trees. Sidewalk grinding or ramping can remove a trip hazard. For severe lifting, the sidewalk must be removed and relaid, preferably curving around large roots. Root pruning before repouring can minimize changes of a reoccurrence. Most concrete contractors are not root pruning experts and can make a tree unsafe. Contact the Code Enforcement Department to make arrangements for the Public Works Department to safely trim roots, at no charge to the home owner.