Patrick Hickerson cuts dead branches from a tree

July 15, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT
Patrick Hickerson, a manager of Grizzly Bear Lawn Care, cuts the dead branches of a tree Friday morning on the Goodwill property on Grindstone Parkway. According to Hickerson, cutting dead branches helps prevent diseases and pest infection and also prevents water from the root going into dead branches.

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