Oakwood to replace aging trees along Far Hills

City of Oakwood. (Photo/City of Oakwood)
City of Oakwood. (Photo/City of Oakwood)

OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – The City of Oakwood is beginning a project to replace aging trees along the Far Hills Avenue Business District.

The city says the $65,000 investment will remove aging trees and uproot existing stumps. It will then replace them with new trees and rebuild portions of the irrigation system.

Most will be removed by the Oakwood Public Works Department.

There are about 150 trees in the shopping district between Peach Orchard Avenue and Brydon Road.

They were planted in the 1970s and many in poor condition or have outgrown their space.

“The Far Hills District is our signature business area; a beautiful place to shop, dine and conduct other business,” said Mayor Bill Duncan. “The district remains vibrant and attractive to Oakwood residents and visitors from across the Miami Valley, and Oakwood City Council is committed to ensuring that it remains so.”

The project will require occasional road closures and closure of some parking spaces.

Businesses in the district will be informed of the project schedule.

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