Two trees in Carson City’s Fuji Park on chopping block

Two large cottonwood trees in Fuji Park at the south edge of Carson City are deemed hazardous and are going to be removed, city government said Thursday.

Each tree was identified as a hazard due to instances of large falling limbs, according to a prepared statement, “the most recent one severely damaging a vendor’s tent during the Nevada 150 Fair this past summer.”

The Parks and Recreation Department, with assistance from the Public Works Department, will schedule the removal.

“Both trees have been inspected by a contract arborist and deemed a potential safety hazard to park uses if allowed to remain,” according to the statement from Scott Fahrenbruch, Parks and Recreation deputy director. One tree is a cottonwood in the grass area near the park’s center; the other is in the undeveloped area to the west near the dog park. New trees will be planted in the park next spring.


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