Removing the Dead from Highland Cemetery! Trees That Is

Casper crews prepare to clean Highland Cemetery this week by removing old trees.

On Thursday crews began removing dead trees from the property.
Park managers intend to cut forty-six old trees and salvage them for firewood.

Past harsh winters have been very harsh on the trees and caused them to rot.

The process will take about two to three weeks to complete and sections of the cemetery will be closed off to the public during ground work.

Casper Parks and Recreation Division Manager, Dan Coryell told News 13,"They can pose a potential hazard. Standing dead trees, we ran a campaign a few years ago about standing dead trees and getting the public aware that these trees should be removed after a certain amount of time, and that's what we're doing."

He added those interested in the firewood can visit the cemetery office and fill out a request form.