Town Square tree report given

The ornamental pear trees that were planted around Holton’s Town Square as part of the Heritage Walk project in the early 1990s have certainly matured since 2005, when Kim Bomberger of the Kansas Forest Service first reported to Holton city officials that the trees were in “good condition.”

Bomberger’s return to the Square in February to review the situation with the trees — particularly those on the north side of the Square where overgrown roots are causing damage to curbs and sidewalks — resulted in a report that details why the roots are causing that damage and offering to help the city if it chooses to replace the curbs, sidewalks and trees.

That report was given to the Holton City Commission on Monday, with Holton City Manager Kerwin McKee telling commissioners that immediate action was not necessary. 

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