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Trees grow into and under power lines, which Itasca Mantrap line officials would like to have removed. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Residents want to save trees along County 80

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A group of residents living on a scenic drive of Lake Belle Taine's south shore is organizing a "save the trees" campaign to get a power company to bury lines along the route, rather than felling hundreds of trees.


Homeowners on County Road 80 were notified recently by Itasca Mantrap Co-op that the electric company would need to trim trees and vegetation along the residential side of the roadway due to safety concerns of the mature trees growing into the power lines.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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