Several trees and a few limbs will be taken down in Russellville soon, as the city’s tree board met and decided some were just too unhealthy to keep due to safety issues.
According to Russellville Mayor Mark Stratton, a dead tree in the Maple Grove Grove Cemetery needs to come down, as do some limbs at the intersection of Daleview and Springdale Streets.
The Russellville Tree Board was organized several years ago to assure the trees in the city were looked after, and to vote as a body on the removal of any trees that pose a danger to the citizens.
The biggest recent decision of the tree board is to take down seven trees on West 5th Street behind the Logan County Justice Center.
“There are ten trees behind the justice center that are in pretty bad shape,” said mayor Stratton. “We have been getting a lot of complaints lately about the condition of these trees. For the safety of those walking in that area, the tree board decided it was advantageous to take them down and replace them with new healthy trees.”
Most of the trees on that side of 5th Street suffered damage during the tearing down of that block in preparation for building the justice center.
“We are going to be able to save two of them, but seven are going to have to be taken down,” said mayor Stratton.
After the removal of the old trees, the city will be replacing them with Autumn blazes.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.