Trimming trees starts in Aspinwall
Crews began a monthlong tree trimming project in Aspinwall this week.
The work is being overseen by Duquesne Light.
Similar work was done about four years ago to trim trees that threatened power lines in the borough.
Jim Barry, supervisor of the project with Duquesne Light, said crews plan to work along several streets, including Freeport Road to Brilliant Avenue west to Western Avenue and then north from Freeport Road to Guyasuta Road. He said the work has been reviewed with the borough's Shade Tree Commission. Workers will coordinate with the Aspinwall Police Department to post notices about parking on days when trees are being trimmed.
While trimming the trees, workers from Asplundh Tree Expert Co. also will remove five trees that previously had been marked for removal. Ann Pawlikowski, head of the Shade Tree Commission, said it makes sense to remove those trees now.
“With their trimming of those trees and the dead that has to come out, they're doing us a little favor,” Pawlikowski said.
Barry agreed that it was best to remove those trees now.
“If we're working on that street, then we're going to look to remove it at that point instead of coming back through,” Barry said.
He said Duquesne Light is working with borough officials to review their application for future trees to make sure they are appropriate for certain locations.
Barry said crews would do their best with the look of the tree cutting.
“Unfortunately, it doesn't always look the best but it is the most healthy thing for the tree,” Barry said.
Councilman Kevin Gordon suggested the Riverfront Park could be a place to dump the mulch when workers are done.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
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