Work to resume above Heritage Park

Staff writerMay 19, 2013 

Work to remove hazardous trees from the hillside above Heritage Park in Olympia will resume Sunday, according to a news release from the state.

The tree removal project began earlier this month to stabilize the hillside.

Crews from Arbor Care Tree Service will be on site from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. with chain saws and wood chippers.

Once the trees are felled, a Department of Natural Resources correctional camp crew, consisting of 10 inmates, will remove invasive plants, including English ivy. The plant removal is scheduled to begin May 28 and be completed by early June. The same crew then will plant 1,500 native plants in the area.

The $60,000 project is part of a multi-year effort to monitor and manage the stability of the west Capitol Campus hillsides, reducing the risk of landslides.

This project is expected to be completed by June.

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