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City removes street trees around 13th, Long for replacement


September 15, 2015

Photos by Sean C. Morgan GARRY BURKS points out how the Scanlon maple growing by his building, Santiam Feed, whose stump is visible at right, pushed against the sidewalk, putting pressure on the wall. Below, CTS, cuts limbs from Scanlon maple tree at Steelhead Fitness and runs it them through a chipper.

The City of Sweet Home removed nine street trees along 13th Avenue, near Steelhead Fitness, Santiam Feed and Garden Center and the Sweet Home Post Office Thursday and Friday.

“Street trees only last about 20 years,” said Laura LaRoque, planning services manager. The trees were planted nearly 20 years ago.

The city paid CTS, Inc., to evaluate and remove the trees, LaRoque said. The total cost was about $2,500.

The trees were removed for different reasons, LaRoque said. The Scanlon maples on 13th Avenue between Long and Main streets, were running out of space and pushing up sidewalks....

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