Apparently, Peters Township doesn’t have enough money budgeted to remove hazardous ‘widowmaker’ trees from their Bebout Road community park in Venetia, Pa since some of these dead trees have been standing for a few years, despite citizens’ repeated safety concerns to Peters Township Council.
The problem with delaying their removal that long, is that upper branches become much more brittle, making it even more of a hazard for tree removal crews. We definitely hope to avoid another tragic incident like the one in an Upper St Clair Park in Summer 2021:
Some of the trees could be ‘dropped’ in place and left to decay, while others would need to be cleaned-up from lawn, picnic or parking areas. In any case, the most important thing is getting them down on the ground, so they can’t cause severe injury, or even death, to unsuspecting park visitors.
Photos were taken in early March 2022. Videos were recorded on May 14, 2022.