What seemed like a good idea at the time, maybe wasn’t so much of one…either way, what’s done is done and now the large trees planted around Jasper’s courthouse square pose a problem.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press (http://bit.ly/13ZfTcD ), city leaders are going to try trimming the Chinese ginkgo trees, rather than removing them.
Jasper Mayor Paul Evans looked extensively before finding a qualified trimmer who will reduce the bulk of the 30 trees for a $150 fee. Evans said the contractor is doing the city a favor.
Some merchants have said the trees need to be cut down, but the city will first try removing bottom branches to get the foliage above downtown merchants’ windows.
Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com