Tri States Public Radio Staff
Replacing Old & Damaged Trees
Sat September 22, 2012
City Tree Farm Possible for Macomb
Older cities generally have some older trees. A city council member suggested Macomb be prepared for the replacement process by starting a tree farm.
Alderman At Large Dennis Moon said Macomb could use some city-owned land just east of Oakwood Cemetery to plant the trees.
"The newer part of Oakwood needs some trees. The older part is losing a lot of its trees because of storm damage and they are getting some age on them," Moon said.
"We have needs all around the city for them (trees). We'll probably start replacing some in Glenwood Park and if we re-do some of these streets there will be a need to landscape them."
Moon thinks it will not cost much to start a tree farm and he believes it will pay off in the long run.
The proposal will likely be be referred to the Public Works Committee.