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Willmar crews remove monster ash tree ahead of street project

Willmar Public Works cut down an ash tree in the 500 block of Second Street Southwest Wednesday. The tree had roots distorting the curb. A front-end loader tugged at an attached cable to direct the crash. It was the largest of three trees removed...

Scott Carruthers
Willmar Public Works employee Scott Carruthers uses a chain saw to cut down an ash tree in the 500 block of Second Street Southwest Wednesday. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)

Willmar Public Works cut down an ash tree in the 500 block of Second Street Southwest Wednesday.

The tree had roots distorting the curb. A front-end loader tugged at an attached cable to direct the crash.

It was the largest of three trees removed in preparation for re-construction of the street - in front of the fire station - that will include water main and sanitary sewer replacement and concrete paving.

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The tree crashed down onto Second Street Southwest. It was the largest of three trees removed in preparation for re-construction of the street — in front of the fire station — that will include water main and sanitary sewer replacement and concrete paving. (RAND MIDDLETON | TRIBUNE)

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