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New development to replace historic trees and home

A construction crew member works to take down the former Olsen Funeral Home on Oct. 19, one day after two trees that inspired a student-made petition were cut down. A bur oak still stands behind the house. Once fully demolished, Campus Edge Apartments will be built on the property in its place. Photo Kimberly Wethal

October 20, 2015

Online petition creates buzz over tree removal By Vesna Brajkovic Oct. 20, 2015 Two maple trees that garnered a lot of attention this past week were taken down in the middle of the night last Saturday, marking the start of the development of a nine-unit townhouse to replace the old Olsen Funeral Home o...

Trees benefit local communities

October 20, 2015

Oct. 20, 2015 The two Maple trees on the corner of Prairie and Main St. were cut down recently, despite petitions to save them. According to the City of Whitewater website, Whitewater is a part of Tree City USA, which is a program devoted to “the importance of urban tree canopy.” Trees benefit...

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