One of the ash trees along Park Street to be removed starting Dec. 4. ISLANDER PHOTO BY SAMUEL SHEPHERD

Tree removal to begin

BAR HARBOR — The removal of 18 of the 48 ash trees on Park Street in Bar Harbor will begin on Dec. 4 after a bid was accepted on Nov. 7, according to Public Works Director Chip Reeves.

A September report from Ellsworth firm Atlantic Landscape Construction recommended the removal and replacement of a number of unhealthy trees.

Savage Forest Enterprise Inc. of Mount Desert bid $7,680 for the job, beating the other bid, from Trenton-based Eagle Arboriculture, of $10,500.

The budget for the project started at $16,210 and now sits at $8,350.

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