Twisp’s revered silver maple trees on Glover Street are gone, but they will be replaced.
At last week’s Town Council meeting, Twisp Tree Board President Dwight Filer said the board plans to replace the three 110-year-old silver maples that were removed this year because of storm damage, hollow cores and unstable root systems.
“They were failing and needed to be removed,” Filer said, adding that he had heard from many residents who were sorry to see the trees go.
Filer said the board will review potential species and look for trees that already have several years of growth, but said it would be years before they would begin providing notable shade.
He estimated the cost of replacement at $900-$1,200 and asked for the town’s support in providing some of the funding. The board has about $500 available from a Department of Natural Resources Grant, Filer said.