Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Tree Clearing at Pine Lake This Week

SAFETY NOTICE:  The City of Shelton Highways and Bridges Department is removing several large trees at the Pine Lake Entrance to the Recreation Path starting Wednesday this week.  The trees are actually growing on the dam for Pine Lake and need to be removed for dam safety reasons.

The trees slated to be removed are marked with yellow tape.  Avoid that portion of the Recreation Path from Wednesday to Friday due to construction activity.  The Pine Lake parking lot will be closed.

The reason to remove the trees growing on a dam is to prevent potential damage to the dam during a storm.  If the tree blows over the roots can pull out a big chunk of earth, which causes leakage and sudden erosion, which is not good for those downstream, which in this case is downtown Shelton.

We may even wind up loosing the big beech tree downstream of the dam, which would be a shame. 

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