Enbridge Changes Course, Spares Some Griffith Trees
October 25, 2013 — The century-old oak Savannah trees that caused some Griffith residents to oppose a crude oil pipeline project are coming down, but not as many as were expected.
Crews from a company contracted by Enbridge Pipeline Company began cutting down trees in South Park, limb by limb.
Earlier this month Griffith resident Jim Hennes lead a group of residents concerned about the project because the company planned to get rid of about 20 trees that date back 100 years. Hennes worked with the Griffith Town Council and Enbridge to save as many trees as possible.
Enbridge spokeswoman Jennifer Smith says the company presented new designs to the town council which will save more trees. Griffith Town Councilman Rick Ryfa says now only about five trees will come down.