Jesus “Chuy” Medrano, owner of CoCal Landscape, in his office in Denver.
Jesus “Chuy” Medrano, owner of CoCal Landscape, in his office in Denver. Nick Cote for The Washington Post
Jesus “Chuy” Medrano, owner of CoCal Landscape, in his office in Denver. Nick Cote for The Washington Post

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