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Medina’s trees get a trimming

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 May 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

MEDINA – Chris Busch, chairman of the Medina Tree Board, spent a good part of today trimming more than 100 trees in the village.

This tree, a hackberry on Gwinn Street, was planted three years ago and has doubled in size since then. Busch removed some of the lower branches so the tree wouldn’t obstruct pedestrians or have low-lying branches out into the road.

Trimming the tree also help funnel energy into the top of the tree, which will make it grow taller, faster, Busch said.

Besides the trees on Gwinn Street, Busch also trimmed trees in downtown Medina.

He estimated the village has planted about 600 trees in the past decade. Most of those have been on main arteries in the village. The Tree Board has years of work ahead as it looks to plant trees on more side streets, Busch said.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Medina “Tree City USA” designation for its commitment to community forestry.