Shade Tree Commission Felling Problem Trees



by Amanda Jones

 Echo News Editor

Emporium’s Shade Tree Commission is working with the borough and contractors to remove a number of large trees that are unhealthy or are likely to become so in the near future.

Shade Tree Commission member Don Caton stated that the commission is working to remove larger trees that are partially or fully rotted, and have identified 42 trees that may need to be removed. While that sounds like a large number, the Shade Tree Commission is tasked with caring for approximately 600 trees within the borough, and property owners have additional trees on their own lands. The 42 trees marked for possible removal equate to only about 7% of Shade Tree Commission-managed trees.




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