Local Business Owner Stresses Safety During Storm Cleanup

Rick's Tree Service Continues Cutting Through Duluth Debris

Nearly two months have passed since strong storms ripped through the Northland, breaking off trees and causing thousands of power outages.

With the devastation, comes a lot of debris cleanup and not just by city officials.

Rick’s tree service in Duluth originally had crews working non-stop, seven days-a-week.

Owner Rick Hanson tells FOX 21 his crews are starting to catch up on the excess amount of calls, trimming their work weeks to five or six days now.

The company had nearly 400 calls which amounts to double the amount of work after the storm.

Hanson says he has a team of staff always ready to fire up the saws and get to work.

“We’re just doing the best we can, trying to help as many people as we can and that’s all we can do right now,” Hanson said.

Knock on wood, no injuries have been reported at Rick’s Tree Service.

Hanson says that is the most important part of this whole cleanup process.

“It’s all about taking care of people in need and, getting the tree debris in a truck,” Hanson said.

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