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Library trees will have to go for safety

Java Talk Community Discussion Meeting


At the last Java Talk meeting, discussion turned to the fate of the trees around the Goldendale Library, with Goldendale Mayor Clint Baze emphasizing that for safety’s sake, the trees would have to go.

“Is the city asking for other options?” a meeting participant asked.

“There really aren’t any,” Baze responded. “You can’t widen the street and add parking. You’ve got to dig through the roots to extend your taps, which will weaken the tree anyway. There’s just no way around it. They’re beautiful trees. If they could figure out a way to do it and save those trees, I’d be happy. But from my experience in construction and my experience with trying to do things with tre...

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