State crew shaping up Bremerton’s trees

BREMERTON — Trees in the city are getting some special attention this month.

A state crew from the Department of Ecology has been traversing Bremerton’s parks and boulevards, trimming the city’s tree population and ridding some areas of noxious weeds. The goal of the work is improved air and water quality, as the trees soak up both stormwater from running into Puget Sound and carbon dioxide in the air.

Plus, as urban forestry crew leader John Longsworth points out, they have a big impact on a city’s quality of life…