City of Jasper crews and a county inmate work detail began removing dead landscape trees from along Main Street Friday.
They were able to remove two dead and one badly leaning tree Friday. Because of the hand-digging around the bases, as well as the electrical, water lines, sprinklers and other utilities, the project is slow going.
Jasper Mayor John Weaver said it may take a week or more depending on schedules and other work. He estimated that 7-10 of the trees will be removed.
According to the mayor trees planted in the sidewalks actually have a limited a lifespan. New trees will be planted. Weaver said he will consult a professional on the species for re-planting. He did not have a timeline on planting.