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July 22, 2016 - Tree Removal at Boulder Main Public Library to Occur July 25

Friday, July 22, 2016
Media Contacts:

Denise White, Parks and Recreation, 303-413-7258
Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155
https://bouldercolorado.gov

Tree removal at Boulder Main Public Library to occur July 25

The City of Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department will have a contractor remove a large willow tree near the Boulder Main Public Library on Monday, July 25 to eliminate safety concerns associated with the tree.

The tree is located near the pedestrian bridge adjacent to Boulder Creek in front of the Main Library. Pedestrian traffic on the paths east of the Main Library entrance and along Boulder Creek may be disrupted intermittently during the removal.

City Forestry staff routinely monitor the health and structural integrity of the city’s public trees. Trees considered a public safety risk due to potential for falling or losing branches during high winds or storms are pruned or removed. Recent inspection of the tree indicated advanced cavities and decay within the tree’s trunk and root system; as the tree is no longer structurally sound and poses a risk to public safety, it will be removed.

For more information about the City of Boulder’s Forestry Department, please visit bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/urban-forestry

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