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Google maps tells the story. With Council approving the 58 towns on Ghent, we’re losing our largest stand of trees in Ward 2. Some 100 trees and bushes and 4 city trees will be removed with 60 saplings as replacement: net loss of 40.

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Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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