Catasauqua Press

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Coplay Borough clears away tree stump

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

And what to my wondering eyes did appear, a stump grinder attached to an undercover reindeer — and, of course, Santa’s little helper to guide the stump away.

My tree was taken down by the strong storm in July 2015, which at first was thought to be a tornado by the National Weather Service. I was lucky. My tree was uprooted and laid on my front lawn for more than a week. By then, the borough decided they had to hire a subcontractor because they were way behind on the storm cleanup by at least nine trees.

Tree of Life, with a crew of three, had my big tree mulched in less than 15 minutes!

Thank you, borough council, the maintenance department and, of course, Tree of Life for returning to Coplay to bring back its lovely curbside appeal.

I am so glad I no longer have to look out my front window and be reminded of the storm of 2012 when the 3-foot stump next door was born.

Charlene M. Piskula

Coplay