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Trees’ Suffering Is Tough On Us All

URBAN FORESTRY SACRIFICED AS ASPHALT BECOMES MORE PREVALENT IN FAYETTEVILLE AREA

Posted: July 29, 2012 at 2:33 a.m.

More dead trees than usual became evident this spring when new leaves began to drape greenery across the landscape.

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Opinion, Pages 13 on 07/29/2012

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In the six square blocks where I walk my dog, there have been a dozen new houses built during the last 2 years--and they are usually sold as soon as built (sometimes before).
This is infill, and I welcome it in some ways because it's better than sprawl. Also, many of the houses are built to be more sustainable and energy-efficient..
BUT--they take down too many trees!
I understand better from this column the limits of our laws and regulations to protect trees from all threats, not just developers of large projects.

Posted by: Coralie

July 30, 2012 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )