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Trimming his way to

a more beautiful Edson



Roger Blanchette volunteers his time to help make trees around Edson more beautiful. Roger has trimmed
the trees at Heritage Court apartments for four years. photo Stephanie Babych

by Stephanie Babych said that if deer hadn't eaten so many branches off 20% off
during the winter, the trees in front of Heritage Court
With an eye for the potential beauty of Edson's wouldn't have taken four years to manage so All beddings
residential trees, Roger Blanchette takes every carefully.
opportunity he can to trim trees for free. Learning his botany skills in Niagara Falls, (until June 4, 2016)
Blanchette has many years of experience cutting Ontario, Blanchette used to enjoy trimming cherry,
and trimming trees, and wanted to be able to use his pear, peach, and apricot trees, trees that you don't *We do alterations & repairs*
talents in Edson. He has volunteered his time for find in Edson. A speciality of Blanchette's was also
four years now to improve the shape of each tree trimming shrubs of all kinds. While working in
outside of the Heritage Court apartments. His efforts Nanaimo, British Columbia, he managed to trim
have brought new life to the trees that decorate the shrubs into couch and love seat shapes, a project that 108 50 Street, Edson
yard in front of the apartments. took five years to accomplish.
“I do it because I love to do it. I appreciate that Blanchette is willing to
God can use me to create something so beautiful. I'm continue to trim trees for
given the tools and I use them,” Blanchette said. free as he wants to see the
During the winter months, Blanchette's worst trees reach their full
enemies are the deer that chew off branches. Without potential and encourage a Sid's Safety
the damage that is done by deer, the trees that he better appreciation for the
trims would be fuller and grow faster. Blanchette beautiful trees.
& Janitor al

THIS WEEK’S FEATURE 5928 - 3rd Avenue, Edson, Alberta T7E 1R8

Mint Homes Ltd. Phone: (780) 723-6575 Fax: (780) 723-6567

1993 Sq.Ft. Ranch Style Bungalow with Walkout: This estatley looking home would be
perfect for a country setting as well as a large city lot. The 3-car garage is disguised as
part of the main house. The gable roofs, pillars, brick accents and detailing on the
windows make this home stand out from the rest. The covered front veranda gives you a
welcomeing feeling. From the front entry you will see the openness of the great room and
the spacious kitchen area. The great room & front entry are vaulted. The U-Shaped
kitchen has a walk-in pantry and a working island with a lunch bar. Enjoy the outdoors on
the large rear deck or in the enclosed sunroom. For those larger gatherings, there is a large
formal dining room. The master bedroom features a "Trayed" ceiling, 5 piece ensuite,
Walk-in closet and access to the rear deck. The two spare rooms are a nice size with
plenty of closet space. The mudroom from the garage also has a laundry area. Dad will
surely love this 3-car garage with three 10x8 doors. Cleaning up from those messy jobs
outside can be done in the 3 piece bathroom in the garage. There is also an area for a
workshop. This plan also has a finished basement with a Spare bedroom, Exercise room, Fire Extinguisher recharging and
Theater Room, Storage and a very large Rec room with a wet bar area. Because this is a
walkout plan the windows are the same as the main floor which make the rooms nice services on all makes and models
and bright. All in all, a beautiful home plan. Plan 2009486
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Phone: 780-723-2330 For After Hours Service call

Fax: 780-723-5068
Email: 780-517-6575
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