Davenport recycles downed trees into boards, benches

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Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:00 am

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — City crews here are trying to make better use of downed tree limbs and branches by turning the wood into benches and lumber.

In past years, fallen trees would have been ground into mulch. But since Chris Johnson was hired as arborist and forestry manager three years ago, the City of Davenport has taken a different approach.

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