The Borough of North East and North East’s Shade Tree Commission would like to comment on the recent falling of a tree in our park that was deemed healthy by two certified arborists.
For the safety of the community and others, sometimes taking down trees that are 80+ years old is necessary to avoid any injuries or damages that may occur as seen in the video above. As the curb trees age and fail, the removals required to maintain safety outpace replacement plantings. The Shade Tree Commission, which meets monthly, is dedicated to seeking funding for future plantings. North East Borough has an annual budget for tree pruning, removal, and stump grinding, and maintains an inspection program to keep the remaining tree stock in viable condition.