Boulder is set to have 18 trees removed from the parking lot at Scott Carpenter Park from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Crews working with the city-hired contractor Fransen Pittman will perform the work within a construction fencing area.

The trees have been identified as unhealthy or structurally unsound, and have “severely declined in health” due to growing in a restricted root zone and from insect infestation, a city news release stated.

Their removal is the latest step of the city’s Carpenter Pool replacement project, a $14.2 million effort with $4.2 million allocated from Boulder’s 2017 renewal of the Community Culture and Safety tax, $5.3 million from the parks development excise tax and $4.7 million from Parks and Recreation capital improvement funds.

Construction on the facility’s renovation started in the spring and is on track to open for the 2020 summer season, the release stated. The renovation of the parking lot is included as part of the project, which is meant to provide a larger landscape planting area for trees and shrubs and safer and more efficient pedestrian and vehicular movement, with a new drop-off lane for the pool.

The 18 trees will be replaced in spring 2020 with a diverse selection, the release stated.

Community members can stay up to date on the project at bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/scott-carpenter-pool-enhancement.



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