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City to Remove Hundreds of Dying Trees

A marked tree on a median on Lincoln Boulevard, one of hundreds of trees that will be removed from public properties throughout Long Beach. (Credit: Joe Kellard)
A marked tree on a median on Lincoln Boulevard, one of hundreds of trees that will be removed from public properties throughout Long Beach. (Credit: Joe Kellard)
More than 200 trees on public properties will be removed and replaced throughout the city, according to the City of Long Beach.

An arborist and officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency identified the trees as dying due to the impact of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012, and the city is in the first of a multi-phase project to remove the trees, which started on West Park Avenue between Lafayette and Washington boulevards.

The City Council voted in November to hire Trees R Us, a Bay Shore-based company, at a cost of $43,875 to cut and remove the dead trees in November.

A resolution for the project read: “As a result of superstorm Sandy, numerous trees throughout the city suffered salt water inundation and died as a result of this exposure, therefore requiring the need for them to be removed.”

The city has not announced when new trees will be planted.
mosco January 06, 2014 at 09:58 PM
there should be a mass tree funeral for all the PETA lovers/tree huggers out there
patricia ripley February 25, 2014 at 03:59 PM
Thanks for your support it is a shame

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