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Augusta Commission changes course on city owned trees



The Augusta Richmond County Commission agreed to accept a proposal by a local non-profit group to replace two trees missing from the ‘allée' or walkway of trees at The Augusta Common and discussed the possibility of hiring a full-time arborist.

At the March 30 full commission meeting, Wright Mon...

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  1. Do not hire, train, and certify an in-house arborist who will leave the position, with generous severance pay, after he discovers how dysfunctional Augusta-Richmond County’s government is. Hire a contractor and let them provide the expertise, labor, and equipment.

    • The outside contractor must offer turn key service – certified arborist, bucket truck, crane truck, excavator with a grapple bucket, roll-off dumpsters, chain saws, experienced tree climbers and cleanup crew, insurance, etc.

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