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A door-to-door tree trimmer convinced an elderly woman that this maple tree was endangering her home. He removed the limbs from one side of the tree and left an unsightly remnant.

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Mount Vernon: Police: Beware of Door-to-Door Tree Trimmers

Summer brings out scam artists.

An elderly widow recently answered the doorbell in her suburban Mount Vernon home. Standing on her porch was a stranger who offered tree care services and noted that he had worked for a neighbor across the street. The man then added that limbs on a large maple behind her house posed a danger to her and her house.


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