Invasive trees to be removed from Maine’s biggest city – WMTW Portland

21December 2020

Maine’s largest city is getting rid of intrusive trees from among its public areas to restore views of the Fore River. Portland is removing the Norway maple trees from Western Boardwalk. City officials state the elimination of the trees will also permit more room for a future play space and community garden. Officials say future improvements to the location will include planting brand-new native trees and landscaping. They say views of the Fore River have been obscured by the Norway maple trees for years. The work will leave native red oak and black cherry trees once the Norway maples are gone.PORTLAND, Maine– Maine’s largest city is eliminating invasive trees from among its public areas to bring back views of the Fore River. Portland is removing the Norway maple trees from Western Boardwalk. City officials state the removal of the trees will also enable more room for a future play area and neighborhood garden. Ad Officials say future improvements to the area will consist of planting new native trees and landscaping.

They state views of the

Fore River have actually been obscured by the Norway maple trees for decades. The work will leave native red oak and black cherry trees once the Norway maples are gone. Source: wmtw.com

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