Just a trim – for now | TheUnion.com

Just a trim – for now

Trees in Calanan Park – the dimly-lit plot at the Broad Street entrance to downtown Nevada City – are about to get a trim.

City Council members directed staff last week to cut some of the limbs from the thick, overgrown trees as a first step in a larger plan to make the park more welcoming.

Some residents at Wednesday’s City Council meeting rushed to the defense of the trees, worried the redwood and the city’s 90-foot-tall Christmas tree, a white fir, would be chopped to make way for a two-level paved “plaza” featured in one preliminary sketch.

Major improvements – including any tree removal or moving the mining artifacts in the park – are still under discussion.

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