according to the City of Long Beach.More than 200 trees on public properties will be removed and replaced throughout the city,
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.
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