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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Longshore Tree Inventory Set

The Town of Westport is embarking on a survey of the trees in the town-owned Longshore Club Park, Tree Warden Bruce Lindsay announced today.

He said the town has contracted with Davey Resource Group to conduct a visual inventory of the approximately 2,000 trees and stumps in the park beginning Jan. 6.

The inventory is expected to take two weeks to complete and will be performed by specially-uniformed Davey personnel, an announcement said.

Trees will be identified by genus and species, and be ranked for health, structure, and primary maintenance needs – including removal, selective pruning or removal of dead, dying and/or broken wood, Lindsay said.

Trees will then be ranked from the rating system established by the International Society of Arboriculture.  Geographic Information Software (GIS) will be used to display and manage geographically referenced inventory data. 

Upon conclusion of the inventory, the town will be provided with an action plan for a five-year urban forest maintenance schedule and annual budget projections, Lindsay said.

No cost of the survey was provided.

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