Chainsaws will soon be busy as more than 400 trees will be cut and removed from Waterworks Park in Girard.
The borough owns 200 acres of property in the area and nearly 180 acres are part of Waterworks Park.
The trees that will be removed are marked with a blue circle. Some trees that will not be touched are marked with the word, ‘Den’. That means wildlife is living in the tree.
Another reason for cutting the timber is to open up some space to let the sunshine in.
Girard Borough Manager Rob Stubenbort says, “We want to open up the canopy a little bit and get some younger growth and any money we would have left over from that we would put back into the park.”