Dispute over crabapple trees prompts Moorhead to look at policy
Published 09/16/2013, INFORUM
MOORHEAD – The orange Xs marking four crabapple trees in south Moorhead for their demise have almost faded. Those four trees, on public land in front of 1116 and 1120 24th Ave. S., were supposed to be removed in January through an ordinance allowing the two residents to have the city replace them with a friendlier species – one whose fruit doesn’t clog street drains, stain sidewalks and litter front yards. Neil Blanchard, a neighbor, asked the city to intervene.Word count: 811
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