Bye bye poplars

The lovely, 50-year-old Lombardy poplars at Centennial Park are coming down. The trees are being cut down because they are nearing the end of their lives and last summer shed branches on people camped beneath them. Parks Foreman Laurel Corrigan said they will be replaced with a mix of trees possibly includiing maples, oaks and firs. David F. Rooney photo