Saratoga Springs, New York, September 8, 2023 – As part of a NYSDOT project to improve the area between East Avenue and Henning Road, invasive trees will be removed. NYSDOT will be marking trees for removal starting on Monday, September 11 with removal beginning as early as Tuesday, September 12.
The City Arborist, Steve Lashomb, who is in consultation with the State for this project explains, "I walked the entire stretch of the median East of East Ave with DOT Landscapers/Arborists. We discussed the condition of each tree, the species and we determined the required maintenance needs, whether that was pruning or removal etc. No red maples are being removed in the median. There are some Crimson King Maples that have dark red leaves and some of those are getting removed. Crimson Kings are a Norway Maple cultivar which are an invasive species and a threat to the native species in natural areas."
Landscape plans from NYSDOT Design-Build Assistant Project Manager Corey Barringer indicate that eleven trees will be removed with an addition of seventeen trees and two bushes.
For any questions, please reach out to Jessie House, 518-587-3550 ext. 2522.