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Updated: 11/10/2013 08:00:02AM

Trees’ fate riles residents

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SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS
Nine live oak trees are being chopped down this week in the landscape beds throughout the Mid-County Regional Library parking lot in Port Charlotte because of the damage caused to island curbs and pavement. However, a comprehensive landscaping project not only will replace them with other oak trees — and root barriers — but also will provide shrubs, ground cover and irrigation on the campus.

SUN PHOTO BY GARY ROBERTS
Nine live oak trees are being chopped down this week in the landscape beds throughout the Mid-County Regional Library parking lot in Port Charlotte because of the damage caused to island curbs and pavement. However, a comprehensive landscaping project not only will replace them with other oak trees — and root barriers — but also will provide shrubs, ground cover and irrigation on the campus.

By GARY ROBERTS

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PORT CHARLOTTE — At their plant clinic Thursday at Mid-County Regional Library, Charlotte County Extension Service master gardeners were busy offering tips on how to live in harmony with nature when people rushed in, interrupting the meeting.

Large oak trees in the parking lot were being cut down, they said.

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