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Trees Make Way For Front Project

A large tree, which was planted in the ���80s, is felled by Specialty Tree Services Inc Tuesday next to the clock tower in downtown Coeur d���Alene. Two trees were removed as part of a city project to widen Centennial Trail. (Gabe Green/press)
A large tree, which was planted in the ���80s, is felled by Specialty Tree Services Inc Tuesday next to the clock tower in downtown Coeur d���Alene. Two trees were removed as part of a city project to widen Centennial Trail. (Gabe Green/press)

A large tree, which was planted in the ’80s, is felled by Specialty Tree Services Inc Tuesday next to the clock tower in downtown Coeur d’Alene. Two trees were removed as part of a city project to widen Centennial Trail. (Coeur d'Alene Press photo: Gabe Green)

They were literally clearing the path Tuesday to expand the Centennial Trail between City Park and McEuen Park. Starting today, the city, in partnership with the Hagadone Corporation, will break ground on the new $1 million pedestrian-friendly downtown corridor that will connect City Park with McEuen Park. Specialty Tree Service began clearing away 23 trees that stood in the way of the trail project. "We have to get this started on the right foot," said Kenny Roberge, CEO of Specialty Tree Service. "We got down here and set up around 7 a.m. and we were cutting by 7:30 a.m." By noon all but two of the trees had been felled, chipped and hauled away/Jeff Selle, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

JohnA: cutting trees down is never a fun thing to witness but I really believe the end result, including the new plaza square extending from City Park to McEuen will be a nice addition to the city.

Question: Do you believe that the end result of the $1M Front Avenue project will be far better than the trees and landscaping that had to be removed?

 




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