No job too big

Ben Heslep, owner of Old Town Tree and Landscaping in Winchester, secures himself in a large elm tree while he begins cutting it down from the top in the 400 block of Millwood Avenue in Winchester on Thursday. The properties are owned by Millwood Gateway LLC, which purchased numerous houses in the street’s 300 and 400 blocks last summer from Schwartz Family Investments LLC, according to Winchester’s online real estate records. Heslep says new trees will be planted to replace the ones that were removed.

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Old Town Tree and Landscaping takes pride in their work. These trees were taken down for specific reasons. They were not properly taken care of and had been aggressively cut probably for decades. They all had large amounts of dead looming over powerlines, structures and public sidewalks. Most of these trees had become a liability. This type of cutting can cause more problems than it solves. Managing large trees in cities is always a challenge. There are proper ways to prune trees. For more information on proper tree pruning please consult an arborist.

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