Woman begs city for help with overgrown trees, bushes

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RICHMOND, Va. -- Derlene Pettus said she and her husband have been trimming bushes and trees for years that they believe Richmond Public Works is responsible for maintaining, so she is asking the CBS 6 Problem Solvers for help.

Pettus said she has even had to remove shrubs off a traffic sign that stands right next to her house otherwise drivers wouldn't see it. The trees are not on their property, but the bushes have now grown over her fence. In the backyard you can't even see the fence.

Pettus said she called Richmond Public Works, who is responsible for the upkeep of landscaped areas around the city, but said an inspector told her last year that she would have to hire someone to cut trees.

She recently tried again with no luck, so decided to call the CBS 6 Problem Solvers.

"I got here one day last week I cut all that off this sign. You see that pile of brush right there? I did that. You couldn't even see the sign," Pettus said.

CBS 6 reached out to Richmond Public Works and officials said crews will come out to take at the problem this week.  Stay with WTVR.com and watch CBS 6 News to find out how Pettus' problem is resolved.

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