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Monday, April 23, 2012

Wallingford proceeding with plan to cut trees

As published in the Record Journal Saturday April 21, 2012

WALLINGFORD — The city’s Public Works Department filed a public notice Thursday that it would proceed with plans to cut down six trees on the town green, or Fishbein Park, as part of an overall landscaping project for the park.

The decision follows a public hearing on the removal Tuesday in which residents voiced their opinions on the proposed removal. If residents are opposed to the decision, they have until April 29 to file an appeal with the state, according to Public Works Director and Tree Warden Henry McCully.

The town plans to plant six new Kwanzan cherry trees in the park and to install flower beds in place of some of the hedges, in addition to other changes.

— Laurie Rich Salerno