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For Immediate Release
Public Service Chainsaw, Tree-Felling Competition

October 22, 2013 - The City's Public Service Department will hold a chainsaw and tree-felling competition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at the Public Works Complex, 1400 Loraine Street.

Twenty Public Service employees will be competing in an annual event designed to highlight skills and safety related to tree maintenance and arbor work. The Public Service Department is responsible for maintaining thousands of trees in City parks and rights-of-way, and for prompt and safe removal of limbs or trees after storms or other tree-damaging events.

The chainsaw competition was begun by City Construction Manager Pete Gerlach six years ago to emphasize key skills including limb removal, bore cuts and proper tree felling.

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