The beavers have been busy in La Crosse’s Myrick marsh lately.
A couple of tall cottonwood trees have been gnawed by the animals so much, the trees could snap and knock out electric lines.
Xcel Energy has gotten permission from the city of La Crosse to go into the marsh this week and remove those damaged trees, if necessary. Vegetation manager August Ridder with Xcel hopes that the ground around the trees is firm enough to let the workers do their job.
The work could be postponed until later in the year, after a dry period when the ground has hardened.