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Children help members of the Hudson Urban Forestry Board plant bare-root trees in the city’s new gravel-bed nursery during an Arbor Day celebration Saturday, April 26. The tree nursery is located at the city's West Garage. The board members are Ken Holman, kneeling, and Diane Frohlicher, right. The children, from left, are Grace Bonke, Nora Krasa, Ella Cothran, and Lauren and Lucas Shimmon. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)

Revised tree ordinance wins preliminary approval

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After months of study, work and debate, it appears that an Urban Forest Ordinance for the city of Hudson is headed toward adoption.

The City Council approved the first reading of the proposal on April 21. Final approval could come as early as next Monday.


The ordinance, introduced several months ago, has been held up because of what council members considered to be over-reaching regulations and an inability to enforce them.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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