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By Tim Leeds 

City says people need to take care of tree limbs, brush


July 12, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

A pile of branches lays slightly on the street Wednesday at Third Avenue and Seventh Street. The city has advised property owners that if they do not dispose of branches and brush themselves, the branches and brush must be cut into 4-foot lengths and bundled for disposal or the property owners will be charged for the city picking them up.

The Havre government is advising people that it will not be able to take care of cut tree limbs and brush this summer as it continues to deal with the aftereffects of a storm from nearly a year ago.

That means if tree limbs and brush are not disposed of or properly prepared for disposal, property owners could face fees or fines.

Havre Public Works Director Dave Peterson said the department is still working on repairing damage to trees on boulevards and in city parks from the storm Oct. 2-3.

That record-setting storm dropped more than a foot of wet, heavy snow on trees that still had subs...

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Reader Comments

brenda evans writes:

We did dispose of ours, but neighbors place theirs between the trash bins (they have been their for 2-3 weeks) weeds are growing all around. We had to cut them up and put in trash bins ourselves just so we could weed whip around the area so we don't get fined!!! grrrrrrr How would the city know who to fine? we have people that live all around us and use those bins but didn't bundle the branches!!!!


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