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Coulee Dam considering change to tree ordinance


Last updated 6/20/2018 at 10:46am

Coulee Dam’s law that protects its trees may be overhauled at the next council meeting June 27.

Resident Bruce Bartoo has asked permission to remove two town-owned ornamental cherry trees from the planting strip in front of his house at 310 Stevens Avenue, saying he would plant Hawthornes in their place.

Bartoo has asked for their removal several times over a course of a few years, but now says the trees are creating a hazard in his and a neighbor’s lawn, sending up sharp sprouts.

The request has been stalled in the past, either directly by the town’s “tree committee,” established...

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