RIDGELY — The town of Ridgely cut down five oak trees on Maryland Avenue, which officials said were rotting and damaging property.

Ridgely authorized the trees to be cut in early September after three property owners complained about falling limbs, according to the town, including one instance of severe damage to a vehicle.

The trees were on public ground owned by Ridgely, but the long limbs from the towering oaks hung over homes, which property owners cited as a concern for future damages. The town also said the trees were old and rotting at the base.

Ridgely contracted the work out and spent about $33,000 on the project.

The town emphasized that for every tree that is cut down, it plants another sapling.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.