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Trees to be replaced near Swan City Park

May 11, 2019

A few trees came down near Swan City Park, but don’t despair, they will be replaced.

John Neumann, Beaver Dam’s director of parks and forestry, said five trees were removed on Vita Avenue in the city’s right-of-way along Swan City Park. A contractor for Alliant Energy offered to remove the trees down at no cost to the city, instead of pruning them, as Alliant prepares to replace poles and lines.

Neumann said the trees had been severely pruned over the years and were in bad shape. The trees will be replaced, and one already has.

The wood from the trees was taken to Crystal Lake Beach for use there.

Also at Swan City Park, the city will pursue a master planning study for its future. Officials hope to make sure the sites and attractions at the park stay in good working order. There’s already been some sprucing up at Swan City, including volunteers restoring the welcome sign with lights.

Beaver Dam, which has a Tree City USA status, is working to plant more trees around the city. Last month, a new tree was planted near the Beaver Dam Area Chamber of Commerce in a ceremony as part of Earth Day.