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Remaining Main Street trees removed

Sweet Home Public Works removed the remaining downtown Main Street median trees last week.

The city's Park and Tree Committee voted Jan.15 to remove the remaining trees, due to infrastructure damage, said city Communications Specialist Lagea Mull.

The city previously had removed five larger trees from the median planters.

"Change is hard, as we all know," said Lena Tucker, committee co-chairwoman. "It's sad to see trees removed when they appear to be so healthy.

"Street trees have lifespans, and it is important to maintain their health as well as the integrity of the infrastructure they...