Richland is removing 80 trees determined to be hazardous based on poor health, location and age. A vendor is helping with the work.
The trees are throughout the city, including at Columbia Playfield, Gillespie Parkway, Howard Amon Park and Jefferson Park, among other spots, a city news release said.
“The city is implementing a tree replacement program to compliment the surrounding area and long term maintenance,” the release said.
The city has an inventory of about 5,600 trees.