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Hurley council debates removal of park trees


September 13, 2018

Ralph Ansami/Daily Globe

THE HURLEY City Council is considering cutting down some trees at Riccelli Park. The dead tree at the left is one that should come down.


HURLEY - As Hurley City Council members considered thinning trees at Riccelli Park at Tuesday's meeting, a resident of that neighborhood urged them not to cut down too many.

Mike Sejbl, who is Hurley's fire chief, said clear-cutting "would definitely change that whole neighborhood."

Earlier Tuesday, at a parks and recreation committee meeting, council members discussed cutting down as many as 100 evergreen trees, mostly on the south side of the children's park, leaving the tree line at least three deep around the perimeter.

There are about a half-d...

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