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Some of city's trees being removed


Electric City has taken more of its “butt ugly” trees out.

City work crews have removed several trees that hinder the vision of motorists coming onto SR-155 from city side streets.

The city council, back in March 2013, authorized the removal of a number of what then-councilmember Brad Parrish called “butt ugly” trees. The trees were planted several years ago by longtime mayor Ray Halsey, and lined both sides of the city’s main thoroughfare.

They grew up fast, and many of the trees are now mature and about 10 feet tall.

At critical intersections, the trees obscure vision of oncomi...

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