CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Downtown Corvallis Fire Department is getting a makeover with new trees.
Members of the fire department were worried about the trees because they looked like they were dying or under stress. On Tuesday, the city removed most of the dying trees and pruned the ones that looked like they would survive. Soon, the city will replant with more vigorous trees, but that leaves the question of what to do with the old ones.
“They were probably five or six inches in diameter, so they just fed through the chipper,” says Corvallis city forester Becky Merja. “Those chips will be used and recycled in different landscape beds around the city.”
The city encourages people to contact officials about any tree issues that are in the public’s right of way.