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Trees planted along First Avenue

Crew placing 24 maples, other trees

RITZVILLE - Last Wednesday, Public Works Director Dave Breazeale and Police Chief Dave McCormick were on hand to oversee the planting of 12 trees along West First Avenue. The total project will include 24 trees to be placed in cement planters along the road's shoulder from Akins Fresh Grocery to the Department of Transportation facility.

Trees being planted this spring include maples and other varieties.

According to City Councilman and Tree Board member Mike Schrag, using a variety of trees will help ensure that diseases affecting one type won't spread to the rest.

Schrag said project funding...


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