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Tree Removal and Swale Construction Dunmore Road

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Four trees along Dunmore Road SE being removed to construct swale and improve drainage

Project Description

  • Four large trees are being removed along Dunmore Road SE between 28 Street SE and Southview Drive
  • This tree removal is part of a project to create an engineered swale that will improve stormwater drainage along this section of the boulevard.
  • Once the swale is constructed, new trees will be planted in their place

Timing and Traffic Accommodations

  • Trees will be removed on Tuesday, April 16, weather pending
  • Construction of the new swale will begin in May, 2019
  • Motorists are asked to obey all signs in the area as the existing four trees are removed, and to drive carefully past work crews during tree removal and swale construction


  •  Currently, poor drainage in this location is causing water build-up that affects the road and backs up into neighbouring residential lots.


  • All affected residents in the area have been notified of the project and are aware of its benefits to their home and properties.
  • Updates will be provided here, by public advisory, and on the City's social media channels

Information about the Tree Removal and Re-planting

  • Once the swale is constructed, new trees will be planted.
  • An arborist will be onsite to assist with the tree removal
  • The City’s Parks and Recreation Department has been consulted on the tree removal and replacement
  • The newly planted, replacement trees will be Dropmore Linden 

 Information about the Swale Construction 

  • A swale, or graded depression, is designed to direct runoff and slowly release it into storm drains.
  • By reducing runoff speed, more water will be absorbed, alleviating the current drainage issue.
  • The first step to create the swale is to remove the trees where it must be located.
  • The swale will be constructed out of concrete matting with holes to allow grass to grow over top


For more information

Municipal Works Department