City will try trimming, not removing, trees - WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather & Sports

City will try trimming, not removing, trees

Trees around Jasper, Tenn.'s courthouse square. Photo by Ryan Lewis Trees around Jasper, Tenn.'s courthouse square. Photo by Ryan Lewis

JASPER, TN (AP) - It seemed like a good idea at the time, but now trees planted around Jasper's courthouse square pose a problem.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city leaders are going to try trimming the Chinese ginkgo trees, rather than removing them.

Mayor Paul Evans looked extensively before finding a qualified trimmer who will reduce the bulk of the 30 trees for a $150 fee. Evans said the contractor is doing the city a favor.

Some merchants have said the trees need to be cut down, but the city will first try removing bottom branches to get the foliage above downtown merchants' windows.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Chattanooga man sleeps through fire, neighbors save his life

    Chattanooga man sleeps through fire, neighbors save his life

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:06:46 GMT
    The heroic actions of neighbors saved a Chattanooga man's life when his apartment went up in flames. He was in such a heavy sleep, he didn't know fire surrounded him until his neighbors busted through a window.-year-old man who lives in an upstairs unit was treated for minor smoke inhalation,...More
    The heroic actions of neighbors saved a Chattanooga man's life when his apartment went up in flames. He was in such a heavy sleep, he didn't know fire surrounded him until his neighbors busted through a window.-year-old man who lives in an upstairs unit was treated for minor smoke inhalation,...More
  • EPB audit finds no over billing issues

    EPB audit finds no over billing issues

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:06:06 GMT
    The results of an EPB audit and questions of the over billing of street lights in Chattanooga are in. More
    The results of an EPB audit and questions of the over billing of street lights in Chattanooga are in. More
  • Dad: Son stopped me from killing alleged rapist

    Dad: Son stopped me from killing alleged rapist

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:03:48 GMT
    Alleged child abuser 18-year-old Raymond Frolander in court FridayAlleged child abuser 18-year-old Raymond Frolander in court Friday
    The father of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly raped at the hands of a close family friend says he did what he had to do after walking in on it.More
    The father of an 11-year-old boy who was allegedly raped at the hands of a close family friend says he did what he had to do after walking in on it.More
Powered by WorldNow
Can't find what you're looking for?

WRCB-TV
900 Whitehall Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
(423) 267-5412

WRCB Jobs EEO | FCC Public Files

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WRCB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.