Dover residents can have tree debris from last week's storm removed for free

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DOVER - The City of Dover is contracting with an arborist to help clear public rights-of-way from low-hanging and downed branches and limbs from last week's storm, the city announced on Wednesday.

The contractor will also collect and process limbs and branches from Dover properties placed curbside as time allows. Work is anticipated to begin on Wednesday.

Residents can submit curbside collection requests through Community Services' Service Request Portal at, which can also be accessed through the city's home page,, by selecting the "Contact Us" button on the upper right-hand corner. Submissions create a trackable digital work order.

Service Request Portal instructions

To submit a service request:

Go to;
Enter your name and email;
Select "Public Works - Streets" from the drop-down menu of the "Select an Issue Category" field;
Select "Trees" from the drop-down menu of the "Select an Issue" field;
Enter your address;
In the "Optional Description" field, please provide a brief description of what is being picked up and the quantity to ensure crews respond appropriately.

Curbside collection instructions

To ensure curbside collection:

Stack branches as neatly as possible, placing "cut ends" facing the roadway; crews may not be able to collect a mish-mashed pile;
Separate all limbs 15 inches in diameter or larger. The smaller material will be chipped on site; the larger limbs will be hauled away for further processing.
Only place woody debris from last week's storm at curbside; other materials will not be collected.

The arborist completing the work is SaveATree / Urban Tree Service of Rochester.

For more information, contact Community Services at 603-516-6450.

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