Lawton,Okla_Continuing coverage of the City of Lawton's effort to remove hundreds of dead and diseased trees. The city will begin cutting down those trees on Monday. If you feel that your tree isn't dead you still have a little time to appeal for it's livelihood.
Councilman Jay Burk went around town with city workers and an inspector from the State Forestry Department looking at some of the trees in question.
Mark Bays with the Urban Forestry Coordinator of the U.S. Forestry Services said, "to me Lawton should be commended for doing this kind of work, because these kind of threats do exist. They are real and they should be dealt with."
Burk said there were two owners who disputed having their trees cut down. But as of Thursday, those disputes have been resolved. The process to remove more than 300 dead or diseased trees will take about thirty days. The city is paying for the cost out of its emergency fund.