Hundreds of dead trees will be removed from parks across Brazos County as a result of the severe drought last year.
Dead trees and falling branches are a safety concern in many parks, so Bryan and College Station workers have been removing trees that are considered unsafe. A tree is marked for removal if it is shedding bark, and losing leaves and branches, according to park officials.
“It's very sad,” said Bob Holmes, City of Bryan Park Manager. “When you work in parks, you're more involved in trying to take care and plant trees...and having to cut them down is no fun at all.”
Bryan and College Station park officials say they usually remove an estimated 60 trees a year. This year, they expect to remove at least 700 trees.
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