MEDINA — Roscoe Ewing Park was closed Thursday and will be again today as workers cut down ash trees.
“There is a large amount of ash trees along the (Champion Creek multipurpose trail in Roscoe Ewing Park) and the disc golf course,” Parks Director Jansen Wehrley said. “Many of the trees were dead or dying and needed to be removed before it became a hazard to us.”
He said there were probably 75 to 100 ash trees in the park from 5 to 18 inches in diameter.
He said a contractor, Treemasters Tree Service, 6440 Lafayette Road, Medina, was hired to cut the trees. Wehrley said the trees will be removed with minimal debris.
Treemasters will return after the new year to clean up anything left over in the park, a popular area for walkers in the city.
The entrances off Guilford Boulevard and Southport and Berkshire drives will remain barricaded today for residents’ safety.
For questions, call the parks office at (330) 721-6950.