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Coming down

Oct 30, 2012
Photo by: DONNA SCHILL CLEVELAND/Ledger photo

From left, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Forest Health Program director Tivon Feeley, park superintendent Pam Craff, and Fairfield Park and Recreation Department Director Derik Wulfekuhle discuss cutting down trees in Chautauqua Park to stop the spread of oak wilt. Feeley recommended removing 50 symptomatic trees in order to save the estimated 200 more growing along the trails. “If left to run its course, you’d lose every red oak in the park,” he said. “We’re sad to see any go,” said Craff. She and Wulfekuhle will be accepting bids for tree removal, and are researching grant money to replace the trees.

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