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LEADING BY EXAMPLE: Shade tree group looks for project to take root

July 10, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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Brian Capotok and Ben Senchak of Gargiulo Landscaping work on a tree planting and pavement project Friday on Main Street in Butler, part of a city tree planting initiative.

The Butler Shade Tree Commission hopes the model tree well installed Friday at 140 S. Main St. will entice other business owners to pursue the project.

Diane Smith, chairwoman of the commission, said a failing tree in the existing small well was removed, the area surrounding it removed and leveled, and a new London Plane tree planted in the larger well.

She explained that the larger tree well allows more rain to get to the tree’s roots, and, as a result, better maintains the tree’s long-term health.

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