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on Mar 12, 2010
Removing 26 protected species trees would be an abomination. Removing the Redwood trees and Cedars that surrounded the Veterans Hall has blighted our downtown. Is this what we want for our town?
Trees impact our environment positively. We need to plant more, not remove the ones we have.
In today's fiscal crisis, all land is a taxable asset of greater value when structures are built and occupied. Trees do not have any separate taxable value. Thus, readers need to put this decision in context. Tax income was the only real consideration in the decision.
As a CDSI community courtesy,
Imagine a developer designing a community around some existing trees, it would probable increase property values. But that requires some talent and imagination. Cutting down 97 trees for 22 homes, a few trees could remain but it's too easy to level the area and start again.. Give the area some character, challenge yourself and design around a few of the trees. You may actually sell those homes faster.
Some folks, that respond frequently, do sound like a robots. By the way, homes with well established trees are a greater asset compared to homes that have no trees. Back off Hal!
Maybe the new potential homeowners should be made aware of the loss of trees cut down to build the houses. Maybe that might deter some of them from buying the house. I'm sure others won't care, but just maybe it might force the builders to think about this in the future.
I agree with Barbara, developers could do a much better job at designing a property to keep the character intact. Is it really that hard of a thing to do?
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