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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
Executive Editor 

Rotary Tree Project Hits Snag as Homeowners Want to Protect View of Lake


Last updated 8/27/2019 at 7:09pm

Chevon Baccus

Southern Live Oak planted along Lakeshore Boulevard South

Lake Wales Breakfast Rotary Club's plans to plant 200 southern live oaks around Lake Wailes lake hit a snag recently when homeowners along Lakeshore Boulevard South complained that the trees eventually would block their view of the lake.

Club member Dick Howell on Aug. 21 updated the city commission about the project, noting the 50 trees planted in the spring of 2018 on the north side of the lake were "thriving nicely." After the second 50 trees were planted in May of 2019 along the south side of the lake, city officials and some Rotary members started hearing rumblings from residents unh...

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