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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Township Saves $45,000 Hosting Crane Safety Climbing School

As part of this three-day training, a group of over 100 participants and instructors removed 30 large trees that were dead or severely diseased near walking trails and the main roadway at the park. Many of these trees were blighted from the invasive Emerald Ash Borer which has been devastating ash trees throughout our region.

“Hosting this training class proved to be very beneficial for the Township and yielded a net savings of over $45,000,” said Whitpain Township’s Public Works Director Ron Cione. “The estimated cost to remove 30 trees of this size is approximately $50,000, but the Township paid less than $5,000 to host the class and provide training facilities, lunch, and refreshments to participants.”

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