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30-year-old trees may be removed on Cheltenham

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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The residents on Cheltenham Road in Toledo take a lot of pride in the look of their neighborhood. Now they have to decide what to do with some trees that the city says need removed.

The city says 25-75 percent of the 30-year-old crab apple trees on Cheltenham, north of Central Avenue, are dead. They want to decide what to do with them before they end up making the neighborhood look bad.

City Councilman Tom Waniewski held a meeting with neighbors Wednesday to discuss the matter. Some residents want the trees taken down in the city's right-of-way, and then new trees planted in their place. Others, however, want to keep the trees.

"I could see it if the tree looks diseased, but mine does not look diseased. It looks very healthy," said resident Nancy Meredith.

Forestry Commissioner Denny Garvin says the city will not cut down any of the trees where the homeowner wants to keep them and is willing to maintain them, but he does want a consensus from residents on what kind of trees to plant to replace the ones the city takes down.

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