Decorative pear trees might soon be gone from downtown Port Clinton.
The tree commission Monday discussed replacing 40 pear trees in the 100 and 200 blocks of Madison and Second streets. The trees are being removed because they are blocking the signs of several downtown businesses.
Glenn Chapman, acting chairman of the commission, said a substantial number of people are in favor of removing the trees.
The pear trees will be replaced in the fall with a variety of tree species including pin oak, lace bark elm and ginkgo.
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