June 25, 2012 - Tree removals in early July to impact traffic along the Boulder Creek Path and West Pearl Street
Media Contacts: Shelly Ruspakka, Parks and Recreation, 303-413-7200 Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155 www.bouldercolorado.gov
Tree removals in early July to impact traffic along the Boulder Creek Path and West Pearl Street
There will be minor and temporary traffic impacts as the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s Urban Forestry Section will have a contractor pruning and removing trees for safety reasons from Monday, July 2, through Tuesday, July 10 (dates are tentative, as work is weather dependent).
On Monday, July 2, between 8 a.m. and and Tuesday, July 3, between 8 a.m. and noon, a large cottonwood with advanced decay will be removed at 646 Pearl St.—the historic Arnett-Fullen house. The eastbound lane of Pearl Street will be closed in the 600 block and flaggers will be used to channel traffic into the westbound lane of Pearl Street on an alternating basis. The property owners are aware of, and in support of, the tree removal for safety reasons. There is a large beehive in the trunk, and as per normal operations, a beekeeper has been contracted to attempt to relocate the beehive during tree removal. A replacement tree has already been planted near this tree’s location.
Tree removals along the Boulder Creek Path include:
Thursday, July 5, between and : Two large willow trees will be removed south of BoulderHigh School, 1604 Arapahoe Ave. One tree is mostly dead and the other tree fell over earlier this year.
Friday, July 6, between and : One large cottonwood tree will be removed on the west side of 6th Street, south of the BoulderCountyJusticeCenter, 1777 6th St. The tree has advanced decay. A replacement tree will planted nearby in spring of 2013.
Monday, July 9 between and and Tuesday, July 10, between and noon: Two large willow trees will be removed west of Scott Carpenter Park, 1505 30th St. Both trees have advanced decay in their trunks.
There will be intermittent closures on the Boulder Creek Path, and flaggers will be used to direct bicycle and pedestrian traffic through work zones.
For more information, please contact the City of Boulder Park Operations and Urban Forestry: 303-441-4406.