Richland to remove 80 trees from parks

Richland to remove 80 trees from parks
RICHLAND, Wash. -- Richland is losing the dead wood.

The city says some 80 trees will need to come out of Richland parks.

The city maintains more than five thousand trees. Red X's indicate which trees will come out. These include 50-year-old cottonwood trees.

The trees are considered dangerous and some in Howard Amon, Jefferson, and Gillespie Parks need to come out.

They will be replaced, but won't have the look of the old, mature ones there now.

"I think we need to keep the parks beautiful. And I think part of that has to be with removing old dead wood and stuff like that," says park goer Renee Martinez.

Removing the trees will cost about 20 thousand dollars.