Royal Oak to Replace about 60 Downtown Trees

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(Judy Davids, Royal Oak Community Engagement Specialist, June 6, 2015)

 

The City of Royal Oak plans to replace several trees that are slated for removal during the course of the 2015 sidewalk improvement program in the Central Business District.

The trees scheduled for removal, many of which were installed four decades ago, are currently lifting and damaging sidewalks. The problem with these trees can be attributed to the shallow depth of tree planting in the 1980s. It was understood at that time that the trees could cause Reid_Sally_115damage to city sidewalks, roads and utilities and would likely need to be removed and replaced at some point in time. The time, regretfully, is now.

After exploring options with its contractor, the city has identified approximately 60 for removal and replacement at a cost of are $1,950 per tree. This cost will be offset by savings in other areas identified in the sidewalk program.

Where trees are removed, new trees will be planted at an appropriate depth to ensure a long life span with minimal future impacts on adjacent the sidewalks.

Originally posted at http://www.ci.royal-oak.mi.us/content/royal-oak-replace-downtown-trees.

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