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Crews removing invasive trees from Monument Valley Park

Posted at 7:27 PM, Aug 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-10 21:27:50-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — If you're out in Monument Valley Park the next few weeks, you will likely see crews of forestry workers.

Crews are out getting rid of non-native trees and vegetation. They're mostly removing mid-sized Siberian Elm and Black Locust Trees.

City officials said the trees are taking over the park and room needs to be made if the Cottonwoods and Willows are going to continue to thrive.

"So what we are trying to do is eliminate that competition from non-native vegetation, to help increase the health of the forest stand and to increase the wildlife that lives in that habitat," forester Dennis Will said.

In the spring, crews will return to treat the roots so the trees don't grow back.