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Idaho Falls still cleaning up branches after snowstorm

Advantage Tree Care is just one of the local tree services scrambling to keep up with the demand after an early fall snowstorm brought tree limbs crashing down more than a week ago.

“We were already scheduled until Thanksgiving, and now we’re scheduled until Christmas,” Advantage Tree Care arborist, Tyson Allen said.

Allen knew work would be crazy when he saw the snow.

“Last Saturday once it hit I woke up at 5:30 and I was in a dead panic. Then we had a crew out from about six o’clock until 7 that night, and all last week we had a crew dedicated to cleanup, plus we had a couple of trucks going around picking up small branches and stuff,” Allen said.

Idaho Falls seemed to be hit the hardest.

“We’ve had some debris and extra tree limbs around the city that have fallen and we have a list of several hundred people waiting for us to collect those,” Idaho Falls Sanitation Superintendent Jordan Rechenmacher said.

But there’s a limit to what the city can do, when it comes to collection.

“What we’re looking for is brush and tree limbs, and we look for them to be no longer than four feet in length, bundled no more than 50 pounds and we ask that they put it curbside, and call us at the sanitation division,” Rechenmacher said.

The number to call is 208-612-8491. Large branches and tree trunks can be taken to the Hatch Pit behind Bish’s RV.

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