Preliminary approval for plan to remove trees from Burlington park

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Preliminary approval Monday for a plan to renovate Burlington's City Hall Park and remove several trees.

The Development Review Board gave the informal go-ahead to the plan. It includes removing more than 30 mature trees that officials say are sick or don't fit in with the new design. But some residents wanted them to stay. The project includes planting 14 trees.

The plan will be formally approved at the next meeting March 20.