Making plans to address downtown trees


Gordon Weeks

A proposed plan calls for removing or replacing this tree, whose roots are lifting up the sidewalk at the corner of Third Street and West Railroad Avenue in downtown Shelton.

The City of Shelton staff is recommending the city remove or replace up to nine trees, permanently remove three more, and add five missing trees to the downtown corridor, mostly on West Railroad Avenue.

The Shelton City Council discussed the trees May 23 at a study session.

In September 2021, Sound Urban Forestry of Olympia completed an assessment of Shelton's downtown street trees. The assessment recommended the city develop a removal and replacement plan, because root cutting and sidewalk replacement and grinding are only temporary solutions. The City Council in January 2022 asked staff t...

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