Controversial tree cutting to resume in West Hartford - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Controversial tree cutting to resume in West Hartford

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Neighbors are upset about hundreds of trees torn down in West Hartford. (WFSB) Neighbors are upset about hundreds of trees torn down in West Hartford. (WFSB)
WEST HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Tree work was set to continue in West Hartford Monday morning following the controversial removal of trees.

State officials said they've heard people's concerns and have taken some steps moving forward. They said they will do more outreach as plans move along.

Work will resume along Linebrook Road around 7 a.m. and will continue throughout the day until around 4:30 p.m.

It has been a frustrating few weeks for homeowners after the trees were removed, they claim, without their knowledge.

The project spans 11 miles and includes Trout Brook, Piper Brook and Mill Brook, which flow through West Hartford and Newington.

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said the area has not been dredged in 15 years. It said the maintenance work is necessary to restore a flood control system to its original condition.

Officials said a public information meeting will be scheduled for residents on a neighborhood-by-neighborhood basis.

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