In an effort to keep trees safe in Central Park, dead branches were being removed Monday morning by Parks Department workers.

The whine of a chainsaw could be heard coming from within the Central Park tree canopy Monday morning. Staff members of the Hannibal Parks and Recreation Department were removing dead or dying limbs from the park’s mature trees.

To reach many of the higher branches that were needing attention the two Parks Department workers assigned the task were utilizing a bucket truck.

The fallen branches were to be collected and disposed of after all the trimming had been completed.

While the same work could be taking place throughout the city’s parks system the focus was on Central Park because of the number of events, both large and small, which take place in the downtown park on a regular basis.

The opportunity to trim trees presented itself because time spent mowing has decreased recently because of the dry conditions.

 

Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .