Monday, 2 November 2020
City Parks and Zoo prioritises fallen trees due to heavy rains in Joburg
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo (JCPZ), the entity responsible for greening in the City of Joburg, is dealing with an unprecedented number of fallen trees in many areas in Joburg as the heavy rains continue. The entity is prioritizing uprooted trees obstructing main routes, the collapse of walls and damage to private properties.
City Parks and Zoo’s regional street trees teams and additional contractors have been deployed to speedily deal with the high number of requests from the public and have added further contingencies due to the worsening weather conditions.
Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo is appealing for patience and for residents to only escalate fallen and uprooted trees to the emergency WhatsApp number on 082 803 0748, by forwarding the full address, corners streets, contact details and a photo.
Residents may also report fallen trees and hanging branches to firstname.lastname@example.org or register general enquiries on the Joburg Connect Call Centre on 011 375 5555.
“Our teams are out in full force as the heavy rains continue. The inclement weather brings with it the rapid growth of grass, fallen trees, broken branches and collection thereof. We’re doing our best in addressing these issues and we appeal to residents to be patient,” stated Bryne Maduka, Managing Director, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo.
Residents may also report fallen trees and hanging branches, to email@example.com or register their enquiries on the Joburg Connect Call Centre on 011 375 5555.
Issued by on behalf of Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo
Media enquiries can be directed to: Noeleen Mattera: Stakeholder & Media Relations, Johannesburg City Parks and Zoo T: 011 712-6722 E: firstname.lastname@example.org ; www.jhbcityparksandzoo.com