S. John Collins / Baker City Herald Six trees on the west side of Main Street between Valley and Washington were removed because the trees were dead or dying. Trees have also outgrown their root wells.
City replacing six trees on Main Street
The Baker City Tree Board’s campaign to improve the city’s downtown “forest” — and reduce the risk of people tripping on buckled sidewalks — continues this spring with the replacement of six sickly trees on the west side of Main Street.
The Tree Board is working with six property and business owners on the project, said Jennifer Murphy, who is the city’s liaison to the Tree Board.
Six deciduous trees — two flowering plums, two flowering crab apples, one flowering pear and one maple — will be replaced.
The trees had stood at 1829, 1901, 1911-13, 1917, 1925 and 2021 Main St. — all between Valley and Washington avenues.
Those trees, which were planted when Main Street was rebuilt downtown in the 1980s, were ailing, said Clair Button, chairman of the Tree Board.