Trees Taken Down in Goodwin Park After Fallen Tree Injures Boy

An 11-year-old boy was injured when a tree came down as he was playing basketball.

Trees were taken down in Goodwin Park in Hartford Thursday morning after one fell on an 11-year-old boy as he was playing basketball earlier this week. 

Three tree removers took down trees that were marked.

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin released a statement earlier this week that said, in part, that “although this tree was identified for removal, it was not identified as an emergency threat.”

A city forester said they only way to know for sure if a tree poses a threat is an internal examination.

As the 11-year-old boy recovers from injuries he sustained when the tree came down, foresters have been working to identify any more trees in Hartford that need to be pruned or removed and said they have identified around 100 out of more than 500,000 trees.

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