Residents shouldn't become alarmed by plans to conduct some needed tree maintenance in Town Park soon, Cedaredge officials say.
Trees in the park are being selected for pruning, and in some cases for removal.
Uppermost in the minds of the Cedaredge Tree Board, which is consulting on the project, is the safety of park visitors, followed by saving healthy trees and replacing others with new specimens, the town board was told on Jan. 16.
The giant cottonwoods that shade the children's play area get special scrutiny. They are important to the usability of the play area and they tower over an area that carries very special safety issues.
Some big cottonwoods in the park will have to come out for safety reasons, a tree board official told the town trustees on Jan. 16. "We are looking at something incremental; not taking them all out at once," said Jim Leser, tree board chairman. He noted also that the town's insurance carrier is interested in seeing the needed tree work completed in town park.
The town has gotten bids from three different local firms for doing the work, the town administrator said.
Trees have been marked with tape to code their fates: yellow for trimming and pruning and orange for removal.blog comments powered by Disqus