A scraggly tree on Main Street illustrates the concerns of tree board members well. - Photo Damon Howell
Mike Denson, member of Jasper Tree Board: “Mayor, we need to talk about the trees on Main Street.”
Mayor John Weaver: “What’s wrong with them?”
Denson: “They’re ugly. But they do look better with lights at night.”
Tree Board member Kirk Garner: “They look like Charlie Brown Christmas Trees.”
Weaver: “A few are stressed, but they aren’t that bad.”
Members of the city tree board engaged in a lengthy discussion of all things arboreal with City Hall staff Thursday, ultimately reaching a decision that some trees along Main Street should be replaced.