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From trees to mulch

Large machinery chips up trees as the process of removing a Wenatchee School District orchard alongside Methow Street in Wenatchee south of Crawford Avenue comes to a close Wednesday. The district is removing the orchard because it’s gotten older and is no longer profitable, district operations and maintenance director Greg Thompson said in an April interview. It’s one of four orchards in Wenatchee city limits that have been removed over the past couple months. There are now roughly 35 acres of orchard left in the city, according to a Wenatchee World analysis of property records and satellite imagery.

Large machinery chips up trees as the process of removing a Wenatchee School District orchard alongside Methow Street in Wenatchee south of Crawford Avenue comes to a close Wednesday. The district is removing the orchard because it's gotten older and is no longer profitable, district operations and maintenance director Greg Thompson said in an April interview. It's one of four orchards in Wenatchee city limits that have been removed over the past couple months. There are now roughly 35 acres of orchard left in the city, according to a Wenatchee World analysis of property records and satellite imagery. 

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