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County forester urges city to preserve trees on town green

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Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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VERGENNES OFFICIALS HAVE been told that the two large maple trees behind the monument on the City Green are not so unhealthy they should be taken down. Instead, the county forester suggested other methods for growing more grass on the green. Independent photo/Andy Kirkaldy

VERGENNES — Addison County Forester Chris Olson said last week Vergennes officials should look at other methods of helping grass grow in some areas of the city’s central green before considering removing trees, according to City Manager Mel Hawley.

Hawley said when he met with Olson on Wednesday morning that the forester also said none of the trees on the green, including two large maples behind the monument about which city official were worried, were so unhealthy they should be removed.

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