Thursday, September 17, 2009

Made in the Shade

The Rutherford Shade Tree Committee (who knew?) is working toward more stringent ordinances to protect old shade trees in town. The current ordinance protects trees on public property, such as parks, highways and streets. The proposed changes would protect some trees on private property as well. The committee is particularly interested in protecting trees that may be cut due to sidewalk damage. While this is sure to get folks up in arms ("not in my back yard!") I think it is wise to explore protecting our resources, particularly in an area where flooding and soil erosion are prevalent. I'll be watching this topic.

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