Crews replenishing Sandy-damaged Centennial Watershed Forest

Crews today cleared out a large amount of land so trees can be planted.

Crews today cleared out a large amount of land so trees can be planted. (3/26/13)

FAIRFIELD - Crews were at the Centennial Watershed Forest today as part of continuing efforts to regenerate the Sandy-ravaged area.

The process started in January, when crews uprooted unhealthy trees to make room for new trees and plants. Crews today cleared out a large amount of land so trees can be planted.

Officials say unhealthy trees are vulnerable to bad weather and pose a safety threat.

Ultimately, around 130 acres of forest throughout five towns will be cleared out and given new trees. The project is set to be completed in May.

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