Over the past year, Lebanon Parks Department employees removed nearly 90 trees throughout the city’s parks. Many fell victim to the Emerald ash borer, others died of their own accord, and most were purged from Memorial Park.
Donated by the Lebanon Park Foundation through a grant, Parks Department Director John Messenger said 50 trees have now replaced many that were razed. Messenger said while landscape items like mulch, weed killer and the like make the department’s budget each year, funds for trees do not. More details in the Lebanon Reporter.