DAVIS, Okla. (KTEN) -- It's more than just destroying trees.

Oklahoma Forestry Services (OFS) is conducting a hazardous fuels mitigation project at Turner Falls Park in Davis-- working to cut down the park's cedar tree population, spanning approximately 1,500 acres of property.

$140,000 of federal tax money is being invested, hoping to prevent increased taxpayer spending in the future.

"Equipment that we bring-- heavy equipment: bulldozers, and firetrucks, and then the personnel. You start adding all that up, and the time investment; how long it takes when we have a wildfire. The cost goes up," Mark Goeller said, the director of OFS.

Over the last few weeks, OFS crews have been going through groves of cedar tree growth with heavy equipment-- shredding the brush-- and creating barriers to prevent fire spread.

"When they have come through with their machinery and started mulching up these cedars, they have opened up oak orchards that we didn't know were there," Turner Falls safety manager Thomas Miller said.

Turner Falls Park is the third park that OFS has worked the hazardous fuels mitigation project on, and when completed, will be easy for park staff to continue.

"We've made it to the point where the city of Davis and Turner Falls will be able to maintain this. It'll be good for a few years,” Mark Goeller added. “This is available for anybody. Any community in the state, for us to be able to come and do this."