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Published January 29, 2012, 09:49 AM

City of Jamestown to Apologize over Tree Pruning

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jamestown's city engineer office is issuing written apologies to property owners whose boulevard trees were harshly pruned last fall.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jamestown's city engineer office is issuing written apologies to property owners whose boulevard trees were harshly pruned last fall.

City Engineer Reed Schwartzkopf says "the buck stops here," and that he'll sign the apologies himself.

The Jamestown Sun reports (http://bit.ly/zVVxD4 ) that property owners have complained about trees being "butchered" and "hacked" by city crews. Resident Dann Holm says an apology is one thing, but restitution is another. Mayor Katie Andersen reminds residents that trees planted on the boulevard are city property.

The city is implementing a policy under which it will not trim boulevard trees but will instead tell property owners if trees need to be trimmed.

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Information from: The Jamestown Sun, http://www.jamestownsun.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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