High-Risk Trees Replaced with Diverse Stock in More Neighborhoods

Missoula, MT (November 27, 2013) – Maple trees lining the streets in two Missoula neighborhoods that are deemed “high-risk” are being removed and replaced with bur oak, honey locust and linden trees. In addition to establishing more species diversity, the city plans to bring trees to other parts of town that have not had the benefits of tree canopy. Of the 1,200 trees planted in the early 1900s, most have reached the end of their useful lifespan and many pose a danger. Watch the video:

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City of Missoula to remove, replace 1,200 high-risk trees
Missoula tree removal starts next week