By Art Bushue

Clinton Forestry Board

CLINTON – Motivated by the Village Strategic Plan’s vision of providing “an attractive, ‘small town'” atmosphere for our citizens, in early 2014, the Park Board and village foresters jointly initiated a project to upgrade the Herb Reffue Park ball field by removing the long existing scrub trees along the north and east boundaries.

Next spring, following this project’s two-year preparatory tree removal activities, Park and Forestry Board officials will solicit landscaping ideas from the public, review submissions, and then determine the project’s following actions.



Photo courtesy of Art Bushue

On Oct. 16, Popanz Tree Service’s crew removed the undesirable trees of the north/south tree line along Reffue Park’s ball field to provide contemporary, attractive landscaping of this area. Clinton’s DPW will soon provide the final touches to this project by removing shrubbery, leveling the terrain, and mowing as was done on the ball field’s northern boundary in 2014.