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Community Artists Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Charlestown

Music with Mr. Mike
10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Charlestown

1-3 Year Old Storytime
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Westerly

Wild About Reading
10:30 a.m. - Noon Charlestown

Quilting Group
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Charlestown

Djembe Drumming Class
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Westerly

League of Women Voters of South County
7 p.m. - 8 p.m. Westerly

Free Income Tax help
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Westerly

Music Together
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Westerly

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Mark Chisholm, of New Jersey, a professional arborist and champion tree climber, is suspended by a series of ropes and pulleys as he maneuvers with his chain saw through the branches of a diseased 115 year old copper beech tree  in Wilcox Park.  The tree, which was planted in1898, was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun)
Mark Chisholm, of New Jersey, a professional arborist and champion tree climber, is suspended by a series of ropes and pulleys as he maneuvers with his chain saw through the branches of a diseased 115 year old copper beech tree  in Wilcox Park.  The tree, which was planted in1898, was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) Attached to a large crane, a branch is slowly removed from a 115 year old copper beach tree in Wilcox Park. Mark Chisholm, of New Jersey, a professional arborist and champion tree climber with N.E.Ropes, used a chain saw to sever the branch as he was suspended by a series of ropes and pulleys in the branches of the deceased tree which was planted in 1898.  Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree on Saturday afternoon as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) Mark Chisholm, of New Jersey, a professional arborist and champion tree climber, is suspended by a series of ropes and pulleys as he maneuvers with his chain saw through the branches of a deceased 115 year old copper beech tree  in Wilcox Park.  The tree, which was planted in1898, was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) (l-r) Woodworkers Joshua Doyle and Wesley Parker watch the removal of a century old tree in Wilcox Park. They hope to reclaim some of the wood and turn it into pieces of furniture. The copper beech tree  was planted in Wilcox Park in 1898 and removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) Mark Chisholm, of New Jersey, a professional arborist and champion tree climber, is suspended by a series of ropes and pulleys as he maneuvers with his chain saw through the branches of a deceased 115 year old copper beech tree  in Wilcox Park.  The tree, which was planted in1898, was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) A group of arborists and a large crane hover around a copper beech tree that was planted in Wilcox Park in 1898. The deceased 115 year old tree was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) A copper beech tree that was planted in Wilcox Park in 1898  was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. The 115 year old tree was dead and posed a safety issue. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) A large crane hovers over a copper beech tree that was planted in Wilcox Park in 1898. The 115 year old tree was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) A copper beech tree that was planted in Wilcox Park in 1898  was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. The 115 year old tree was dead and posed a safety issue. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) A copper beech tree that was planted in Wilcox Park in 1898  was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. The 115 year old tree was dead and posed a safety issue. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) Mark Chisholm, a professional arborist and champion tree climber creates a cloud of sawdust with his chain saw while suspended with a series of ropes and pulleys from a large crane. A group of arborists, from all over the New England area, watch the proceedings as a copper beech tree that was planted in Wilcox Park in 1898  was removed on Saturday afternoon. The 115 year old tree was dead and posed a safety issue. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) Mark Chisholm, of New Jersey, a professional arborist and champion tree climber with N.E. Ropes, is suspended by a series of ropes and pulleys as he creates a cloud of sawdust with his chain saw as he helps to remove a deceased 115 year old copper beech tree  in Wilcox Park.  Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree, which was planted in 1898, as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun) Mark Chisholm, of New Jersey, a professional arborist and champion tree climber with N. E. Ropes, watches a large branch from a copper beech tree be pulled away with ropes attached to a crane. Chisholm was also attached to ropes and pulleys as he used his chain saw in  the removal of the deceased 115 year old tree  in Wilcox Park.  The tree, which was planted in1898, was removed by a team of professionals on Saturday afternoon. Workers from Warwick Tree Services, Inc. and N.E. Ropes brought down the tree as part of a certification class for arborists from all over the New England area. Park manager Alan Peck oversaw the process and small crowds gathered to witness the event.(Grace White/ The Westerly Sun)

Photo Gallery: Tree Removal in Wilcox Park


A 115 year old copper beech tree was removed by a team of professionals from Wilcox Park on Saturday. The removal of the deceased tree, which was planted in 1898, was used as part of an arborist certification class.



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