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Town Hall Trees to Be Cut Down Due to Damage

One of the two maple sugars has already been chopped down.

The entrance to the Hicks Memorial Building is going to have a new look soon. The pair of sugar maples flanking the front of Tolland's town hall are too dangerous to be left standing.

"They were diseased," said Tolland Historic District Commission chairperson Rodney Hurtuk. "It was a question of taking them down or having them fall."

In the minutes of a Historic District Commission meeting, the commission is told that two arborists found root and canopy damage in both trees.

The commission comments occasionally on Tolland Green issues, but does not have authority over the area, Hurtuk said.

Town staff chopped down one of the trees on Friday. The second one is set to come down soon,  as well.

Check out photos of the tree removal above.

Bob S January 13, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Who is getting the firewood? Or is free game?
Jayme Kunze January 13, 2013 at 07:51 PM
The firewood is open to anyone, with the exception of the very largest piece.

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