Then, those same trees turned the winding, hilly highway into a death trap.
Now, the Merritt looks worse than a clear-cut Amazon jungle. Or — to be a bit more Fairfield County-esque — worse than a poodle just after its summer shave.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation has embarked on a comprehensive program to rid the roadside — and median — of diseased and/or dangerous trees.
The woodsmen have spared very few.