Removing dead trees part of Tree City USA

One of the responsibilities of being designated a “Tree City USA” is to remove dead and/or decaying parkway trees that pose a threat to life, limb, and property. This 100+ year-old Maple tree at 175 Courtland Street was one such tree. Standing next to the tree, to give perspective to its almost 6’ diameter is Squire Reporter Nancy Hill. Behind the huge segment of trunk are arborists (l-r) Nate Mitchell and Nate Jansen) of the Rockford City contracted, Summit Tree Service. The “Nates” spent the better part of the day safely wrestling the cut segments of this tree, some weighing more than 1,500 lbs., to the ground. This particular Maple tree was a neighbor of a similar Maple tree that last summer housed a screech owl family. (As reported in the Squire.) That tree, too, was removed last fall after the fledglings “flew the coop”! Photo by CLIFF HILL

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