WESTFIELD, NJ — All of the trees that were removed in Downtown Westfield last month have been replaced, Town Administrator Jim Gildea announced during last week’s town council meeting.
The trees that were removed were causing problems to the infrastructure and were being replaced with more appropriate species, according to Westfield Director of Public Works Greg O’Neil.
“We have noticed that it really looks good and, of course, they will grow to be mature trees,”Gildea said.
The public works tree crew has also been fulfilling tree replacement requests by residents town-wide, Gildea said. As of last Tuesday, the DPW had planted almost 200 replacement trees in the public rights of way in front of homes, he said, and it was working to plant about 200 more.
Trees in Edgewood Tree Park that had sustained major damage were also removed and replaced, he said.