Lancaster city forced to cut trees - LancasterOnline.com News:
Lancaster, perennially named a Tree City USA, has looked more like stump city in recent weeks.
The city has cut down 26 mature trees in high-profile downtown locations.
More old trees along streets have been toppled by chain saws over the past year after a tree-by-tree inspection to find dying or diseased trees.
The trees most recently taken down were damaged by a mixture of street paving and sidewalk improvements, along with disease, drought and storms.
All the trees, however, will be replaced with a variety of new trees, city officials say.