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Dying trees cause conundrum

The fruit trees lining the sidewalk in front of the courthouse may need to be removed, but what should be put in their place?

Facilities Maintenance Supervisor Larry Schommer brought this question to the Sundance City Council last week after discovering that all four of the trees have blight.

An arborist from American Forestry inspected the trees, he said, and told him that, "More than likely, they aren't going to make it."

Consequently, Schommer said that it is his desire to pull them out and start over – but there's a problem with this idea.

The roots of these trees are acidic, Schommer expl...