- Associated Press - Monday, May 9, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - A Springfield parks district is raising money to remove and replace blight-infected trees at Dorris Ranch, a park, filbert tree farm and special event venue.

The Register-Guard reports (https://is.gd/10LQPt ) that the Willamalane Park and Recreation District has raised more than $5,000 toward gradually removing the trees infected with eastern filbert blight, a fungus, and replacing them with healthy, disease-resistant trees.

Willamalane estimates it will cost $300,000 to $400,000 to remove the diseased trees and plant about 7,300 new ones. It will pay for the work using donations as well as proceeds from filbert -also known as hazelnut - sales.

Workers have already cut down about 1,400 of the sickliest trees. New trees will be planted in the fall.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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