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City asked to pay for Birthing Tree repairs
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McMinnville Heritage Preservation is asking city officials to pay an outstanding bill for the care of the Birthing Tree from 2009, as well as set a policy when it comes to the tree’s care.According to McMinnville Heritage Preservation president Dr. Neil Schultz, the organization borrowed $7,900 to repair damage to the tree four years ago when limbs broke, as well as stabilize other limbs in an attempt to prevent further damage. “As of July 2013, our corporation has received $2,547 in community donations leaving $5,352 still owed on the bank loan,” Schultz said. “This does not include the loan interest.