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Tree treatment wrangles

The county is responsible for trimming trees that extend into the right-of-way of any county road, but the method used to trim those trees was the subject of debate at Monday’s meeting of the Ellis County Commissioners Court.
In many of the county’s rural areas, trees impeding the rights-of-way of county roads are trimmed using a brush hog mower — a method commissioners say is efficient. However, some rural residents are not happy with the shape trees are left in after they are trimmed with the mower.

Micah Pace, a regional urban forester with the Texas Forest Service, spoke to the commissioners about the benefits of trees and how they should be managed.

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