Stimulus Money Helping Fund Tree Maintenance in Coeur d'Alene - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Stimulus Money Helping Fund Tree Maintenance in Coeur d'Alene

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — The City of Coeur d'Alene has started a new project to trim or remove dead and diseased trees causing a danger along public streets. The project is underway after the parks department received $133,500 in federal stimulus money.

The project started on Monday, and it will repair or remove 200 trees throughout the city. It should take about two months to complete.

The city received the money from the Idaho Department of Lands who secured money from the federal government's stimulus plan to help local communities suffering from high unemployment.

"Not only will this increase employment with tree service companies, it also is improving the health and value to public trees and increases public safety," said Karen Haskew, Urban Forester.

The city put the project up for bid and contracted out Jacobson Tree Service to do the work.

"We'll probably have six to seven weeks of work out of it," said Dan Jacobson, owner of Jacobson Tree Service.

Jacobson says business has slowed down over the past year. He has seen about a thirty percent drop in work. He says it's always good news when you're hired for bigger projects, and this project might even allow him to hire someone temporarily to help them with the additional workload.

"Once we get a few days in on the job, we'll see who we need to hire. We'll just have to see how things go," said Jacobson.

This is the first of two tree removal projects for the city. The parks department is currently listening to bids from companies to trim and remove trees in the city parks. That project is planned to begin after September.

 

 

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