NEWBERRY — Lynchs Woods could be getting some much needed work with the removal of dangerous trees and creek crossings under the main road.
The Lynchs Woods is owned by the county and used for many runners, walkers, bikers and horse riders and for some to study the nature in the park.
The park that has been owned by the county for decades, could soon be getting some attention.
A quick look at the park suggests there are some 61 high risk trees that are near the main road or trails, said S.C. Forester Deanna Jacobs.
Jacobs said most of the trees are dead, decayed, leaning or diseased.
She suggests that the high risk trees should be removed.
Also at least four of the 41 creek crossings in the park need immediate attention, according to Alliance Consulting Engineer Jamie Frost, who is contracted as an engineer for Newberry County.
Those crossings range from bridges to six inch pipes that cross the road.
Some of the nine bridges will need to be checked for historical value to determine how they need to be repaired.
Frost and his company will continue to do testing on the bridges and will report back to council in two weeks.
Also the county may be able to apply for stewardship grants to help pay for the work.
Newberry County Council has already allocated $140,500 to start the work.