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"Tough decision" to remove towering cottonwood


Patricia Logan

The large cottonwood tree east of the intersection of 79th Avenue and Niwot Road is slated to be removed by Boulder County because it is becoming a safety hazard.

Cottonwood Square in Niwot is about to have one less cottonwood tree. Boulder County Public Works is planning to cut down a tree on the south side of Niwot Road, just east of 79th Street. It's estimated to be 50 to 100 years old. The tree is decaying and risks falling over, according to Boulder County arborist Cathy Thiltgen.

"It was a tough decision, but ultimately we had to make it safe for t...

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