Trees were being cut down in Hannibal’s Central Park on Monday morning by workers with Townsend Tree Service.

A pair of sycamore trees that stood on the east side of Central Park in Hannibal were being removed on Monday morning.

“They’re buckling the sidewalk,” explained Andy Dorian during the April meeting of the city’s Park Board. “I hate taking out live trees but they’re buckling the sidewalks and we have all these events. We really don’t have a choice. They probably weren’t the best tree to plant there 30 or 40 years ago.”

The sycamores are two of five trees slated for removal from the downtown park.

“The other ones (slated to be cut down) in the park are dead,” said Dorian. “We’ll be looking to plant some more trees in the park.”

 

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