The heap of blasted trees in the middle of Pattee Park has grown to be enormous, between residents and city crews with contractors dumping storm debris from the Aug. 10 derecho.
Many old trees in Pattee Park were also damaged, and they were cleared from the city grounds Wednesday.
Along with dumping in the parking lot of the Pattee Park camping ground, haulers also took debris to land northwest of the city’s tree nursery at the north end of W. Eighth Street. The brush pile is located at 1800 130th St. on land owned by Landus Cooperative, according to county records.
City crews began their second round of citywide storm debris pickup this week. Once the second pass is completed, residents will have to haul their own storm debris to the dump site at the campground parking lot in Pattee Park.
City crews will also remove hanging branches from trees on the parking or right-of-way. The largest branches will be removed by a tree contractor. The city will also prioritize the list of damaged trees slated for removal.