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Tree Removal Beginning at Lebanon Municipal Airport

In Lebanon, crews will soon begin the process of removing more than 30 acres of trees on property near Poverty Lane beside the Lebanon Municipal Airport.

The work is part of an already controversial airport safety project, which included the installation of two hazard beacons standing more than 90 feet tall this past fall.

Several neighbors have contested the project saying the trees create a natural protection from airport noise, but airport manager Rick Dyment announced in a memo to residents last week that the work would begin as scheduled.

The work is being done over the winter to prevent damage to surrounding wetlands, with removal scheduled to take place between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. The airport has said all cutting and chipping should be completed by March 1.

Once the trees are removed, airport workers will construct a safety fence along the new tree line.

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