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Wed May 22, 2019, 08:48 PM

'We can't cut them fast enough': State to spend millions to cut down 60,000 potentially dangerous

‘We can’t cut them fast enough’: State to spend millions to cut down 60,000 potentially dangerous trees along Connecticut highways


Connecticut’s Department of Transportation has some serious tree concerns. Oddly enough, they’re not related to lots of complaints about the clear-cutting along interstate medians and shoulders, like the section of I-91 south of Hartford.

A far bigger tree worry for the DOT, one that’s expected to cost tens of millions of dollars and take years to resolve, are the estimated 60,000 dead or dying trees along state highways and routes all across Connecticut.

“And that’s a very conservative estimate,” said Kevin Nursick, spokesman for the state DOT.

“We can’t cut them fast enough,” Nursick said of the huge numbers roadside trees that have the potential to fall and block state highways or cause vehicle accidents.

Read more: https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-dot-tree-clearing-campaign-20190522-pyxoy6njdraahfmibnvt7djlfe-story.html

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krispos42 May 2019 #1

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Thu May 23, 2019, 01:57 PM

1. Ah, my tax cuts at work...

60k dead or dying trees along routes does not just happen overnight. Obviously, budget constraints made them put off needed cutting. Until... crisis!

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