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Why some trees are being removed at Wash Park

Posted: 8:17 AM, Apr 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-01 14:55:40Z

Nearly two dozen trees have been removed from Wash Park in Denver.

Cyndi Karvaski with Denver Parks and Natural Areas told Denver7 that crews started doing a risk assessment in 2014 to determine which trees needed to be removed because they are in poor condition, a risk to park users or in danger of falling over.

So far, 23 trees have been removed in 2016. Five more trees are scheduled to be removed.

The trees are a combination of silver maple, honey locust and one Douglas Fir, according to Karvaski.

Karvaski said workers plan to plant about 250 trees in Wash Park this spring.

Karcaski said Wash Park was founded in 1898 and some trees are more than 100 years old.

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