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September 20, 2019

7/15/2019 10:48:00 AM
Council moves ahead on tree ordinance
Cheryl Bicknese says a neighbor's trees are hanging over her property. Concerned that the two large walnut trees may fall on her land and possibly cause injury, she spoke to the Stewartville City Council last week.
Bicknese, 521 Fifth Ave. Southeast, lives just south of Daniel Ware, who owns the two trees in question.
"Danny Ware is my next-door neighbor," Bicknese told the City Council. "He's got a couple of trees that hang approximately 60 feet over our property line. They're perfectly alive, but physics is going to take them down, because the whole canopy is covering our property and the only thing on his side is the trunks."
After discussing the issue with Bicknese for almost 15 minutes, the Council directed city staff to craft an ordinance that would provide neighbors with guidelines for handling hazardous tree disputes...
For more on this story pick up your copy of the July 16 Stewartville STAR.

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