Clyde crews replacing trees
Town crews in Clyde are in the process of replacing some of the Bradford pear trees that line Carolina Boulevard with hybrid white dogwoods and eastern redbuds.
Earlier this year the Clyde Board of Aldermen decided to begin the removal of the trees, which are estimated to be between 25 and 30 years old. The goal was to remove the trees before they become too old and begin to break.
Of the 44 trees that lined the sidewalk, 28 have been replaced so far.
Town Administrator Joy Garland said the replacement trees are locally grown and should produce color for three seasons in the year. The remaining pear trees will not be cut for a while as the board wishes to stagger their removal.