10/30/2017 11:52:00 AM Clearing the way for a new dental facility
Zachary Lechner, a Stewartville dentist, right, holds the chain saw he used to help clear a black walnut tree at the site where his new dental office will be built starting next spring. David Weinhold, a local arborist, stands at left.
Zachary Lechner has started clearing the way for Root River Dental to move to a new location in 2018. Lechner, a dentist at the downtown professional building since July 1, 2014, will move to a new 4,000 square-foot office at 501 S. Main Street near First American Insurance Services next fall. On a cold and windy Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 24, Lechner used a chain saw to help arborist David Weinhold cut down a black walnut tree at the site where the new dental office will be built. Weinhold cleared eight trees off the property, including seven black walnut trees. The wood from the walnut trees will be recycled, milled on site and transformed into trim work and furniture for the new dental building. Lechner says workers will prepare the site this fall, with construction of the new building set to begin in spring 2018... For more on this story pick up your copy of the Oct. 31 Stewartville STAR.