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Roscoe Ewing Park closes for tree clearing

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    Treemasters Tree Services use a special machine to cut and carry dead trees to the back of the park where a wood chipper was located.

    ALYSSA ALFANO / GAZETTE

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    A wood chipper was set up next to the trail at Roscoe Ewing Park to grind dead trees, which will make them easier to dispose of in the future.

    ALYSSA ALFANO / GAZETTE

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    The machine used by the Treemasters has a blade to cut trees and a claw that holds the tree and allows the operator to move it.

    ALYSSA ALFANO / GAZETTE

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MEDINA — Roscoe Ewing Park was closed Thursday and will be again today as workers cut down ash trees.

“There is a large amount of ash trees along the (Champion Creek multipurpose trail in Roscoe Ewing Park) and the disc golf course,” Parks Director Jansen Wehrley said. “Many of the trees were dead or dying and needed to be removed before it became a hazard to us.”

He said there were probably 75 to 100 ash trees in the park from 5 to 18 inches in diameter.

He said a contractor, Treemasters Tree Service, 6440 Lafayette Road, Medina, was hired to cut the trees. Wehrley said the trees will be removed with minimal debris.

Treemasters will return after the new year to clean up anything left over in the park, a popular area for walkers in the city.

The entrances off Guilford Boulevard and Southport and Berkshire drives will remain barricaded today for residents’ safety.

For questions, call the parks office at (330) 721-6950.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.
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