Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Milford McMahon Rally Ends With Park Trees Damaged

Environmentalists said Tuesday that the tops of several "heirloom" trees were removed from a small park in front of City Hall that were part of the Milford Legacy Arboretum.

Although some said they'd heard that the tree tops were cut to improve access for television cameras during a weekend rally by U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, a campaign spokesman said it had nothing to do with it. "The campaign never asked anyone to trim trees," Ed Patru said.

"I don't know why it happened or by whom, but it was a shock to me; a distressing one," said Letitia Malone, chairman of the Open Space Advisory Committee. The small park in front of City Hall, which includes the World War I "Doughboy" monument, is part of the newly established arboretum. The continuous line of graceful, mature trees continues along the Green and includes native hardwood species.

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