AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin Parks and Recreation officials say this week’s severe weather has caused major tree damage, to the point that the trees are now public safety risks.
Crews were out Friday morning cutting down two cottonwood trees they say were very unstable and not healthy enough to recover following flash flooding and high winds. Park officials say Deep Eddy visitors will notice a significant difference in the landscape.
“The Parks and Recreation Department and Urban Forestry staff are deeply saddened by the loss of these two iconic trees and the impact to the pool grounds and urban forest by the storms,” officials said in a press release.
Meanwhile, officials are working hard to form a plan to help the landscape recover.