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Fifth Avenue trees receive tight trim


December 20, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Berry

Shane Hansard finishes up with one of the trees along 5th Avenue Wednesday. Between the limbs lost in a storm in the branches that needed to be cut away by MDT, many of the trees have been left with almost nothing remaining.

Wednesday morning, a crew from the Montana Department of Transportation began trimming branches on trees along Fifth Avenue in Havre.

The project is a continuation of maintenance that began in the wake of the October 2017 snowstorm that maimed many of the trees in and around Havre.

"We did a lot of work after that big storm," MDT crew leader Ted Azure said. "We got all of the dead (branches) off."

Azure said the crew has returned more than a year after the storm to cut back the trees even further because many of the branches are hanging over the street and scraping trucks as they pass by...

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