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Wichita Park Forestry Storm Cleanup Underway

Contact: Gary Farris |

During cleanup efforts after last Friday’s storm, the City of Wichita’s Park Forestry team is focusing on property damage, imminent hazards, broken and hanging limbs above public use areas, blocked streets, and driveways.

Residents may observe crews temporarily leaving piles of debris on street rights-of-way while focusing on imminent threats to public safety, but crews will return to collect the debris.

“Our team has been working since the storm Friday night to clear streets. We will continue working to clean-up debris and keep everyone safe. We ask for patience while our efforts are spread throughout the entire city,” stated Gary Farris, City Arborist.

At this time, city crews will not collect debris on private property. Anyone needing assistance removing private debris should contact a local tree service vendor.

To report excess debris, please visit

Public Works crews also remain on standby for any further assistance to neighboring communities with their storm response needs.

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