- Associated Press - Saturday, November 7, 2015

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A group of volunteers are painting trees at a north Fargo park to try a non-lethal method to keep beaver colonies from chopping down and killing trees along the Red River.

KFGO-AM (https://bit.ly/1NzJ6Cp) reports that the beaver supporters are painting trees Saturday at Trefoil Park using an abrasive paint that beavers dislike.

The Fargo Park District caused an uproar in April when it announced its plans to trap and kill the beavers that were doing damage to trees along the river corridor.

Some residents organized and started an online petition to convince officials to alter their plans.

Activist Kathleen Keene says volunteers expect to paint about 1300 trees with white bands in the park. Donations are covering some costs, and the rest of the funding is coming from volunteers.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, https://www.kfgo.com


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