Reader letters March 8
Tree chopping wasn’t necessary
To the editor:
Remember the part of the old lullaby that said “down came the cradle, baby and all?” Well, down came our beautiful, historic and possibly healthy maple trees on the courthouse lawn.
Dr. William Dinwiddie, a most honorable and intelligent member of the community, wrote a letter strongly objecting to this action.
Another letter writer said he spent time carefully and closely observing the sawed up debris from the cut trees and could find no trace of disease.
Other writers also decried the destruction of these trees. None of the writers claimed to be arborists, but they are not visually impaired and can tell a healthy tree from a sick one.
However, when a destructive, unnecessary action is forced through in the face of strong opposition from the ...