Why were hundreds of trees recently cut down along the city's Haskell Rail-Trail in southeast Lawrence? And why were trees bulldozed this winter along the Kansas River between the levee and the river just east of the Massachusetts Street bridge and sandbar?
Fred DeVictor, director of the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, said the trail had been cluttered with dead wood and those dead trees were removed. City workers also pruned trees where branches were hanging over the rail trail.
DeVictor said he wasn't aware of any trees being bulldozed along the Kansas River between the levee and the river just east of the bridge. "If the person calling wants to call us and describe it more in detail, I will be happy to talk to them," DeVictor said. His number is 832-3451.