Fall comes early to French Creek

By Ron Burtz

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These cottonwood trees near French Creek RV Park in Custer have lost most of their leaves as a result of a one-two punch that culminated with the Aug. 2 flood.
Within a week of the Aug. 2 flood, many trees along the French Creek corridor in downtown Custer started to look sickly and today many are nearly bare of leaves, looking more like the end of October than early September.  In the opinion of certified arborist Taylor Gust of Rushmore Tree and Turf, the reason […]