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City Council approves tree replacement plan for Lincoln Park area

The Glencoe City Council approved a reforestation plan for Lincoln Park at its regular meeting Monday night.
The plan was presented by John Rodeberg of Short Elliot Hendrickson (SEH). SEH worked with Arbor Life of Hutchinson to determine which trees to plant and where to plant them.
The plan will add between 145 to 170 trees to the area. The new trees will be a variety of species in case of disease or other issues.
Depending on the number of trees planted, Rodeberg said the cost of the project will be between $25,000 and $30,000. The plan will be paid for from the Lincoln Park contingency budget.
Rodeberg said in the future, the reforestation plan will be included in bids at the beginning of a project.
Council Member Dan Perschau said this plan will add more trees compared to what the area had before the Lincoln Park project. Rodeberg said there would be two times as many.
Perschau also asked if residents will be able to select a type of tree if they have a personal preference. Rodeberg explained they could, and they could also opt out if they didn’t want a tree near their residence.
Council Member Allen Robeck asked who would maintain the trees. Rodeberg said the city would be in charge of long-term maintenance.
The plan passed 5-0.

For more from the City Council meeting, see the April 20 print edition of The Chronicle.