All good trees must come to an end
As a newspaper that has been around since 1884, The Mountaineer understands the importance of preserving history. It’s part of what we do everyday. The trees surrounding our courthouse on Main Street certainly have historical significance and it’s understandable that people would want to keep them around. The Mountaineer staff has one of the best views of those trees, especially in the fall when the leaves change colors.
We applaud residents’ efforts to keep those trees in tact as long as possible and appreciate the county commissioners doing their due diligence before taking any action. Tearing down trees is an emotional subject, especially in a time when “going green” is becoming a more popular way of life and protecting our national forests is of the utmost importance.
However, now the ...