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Fungus-infected trees removed from Glenville

Oscar Contreras, a climber for Downes Tree Service, prepares a tree to be cut down at 3 Somerset Lane in Glenville. The tree was one of 18 cut down Tuesday as part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's effort to rid the Glen Oaks neighborhood of oak wilt, a lethal fungus.
Photographer: Ned Campbell
Oscar Contreras, a climber for Downes Tree Service, prepares a tree to be cut down at 3 Somerset Lane in Glenville. The tree was one of 18 cut down Tuesday as part of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's effort to rid the Glen Oaks neighborhood of oak wilt, a lethal fungus.
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Crews worked all day Tuesday to remove 18 red oak trees from the Glen Oaks neighborhood in Glenville. The trees had to be removed after two trees in Terry Phillips' backyard at 3 Somerset Lane tested positive for the oak wilt fungus in October. The other 16 trees, all within a 150-foot radius of the infected trees, were being removed to prevent the spread of the deadly fungus through root grafts, said Dan Gaidasz , ...


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