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Tree Removals... and controversy

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itsjrd1964
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Tree Removals... and controversy

Postby itsjrd1964 » 04 Aug 2018 02:14

Dallas has had its share of areas new, and redeveloped, some of which came with the removal of mature trees. At the least, many see doing that as a sad, even unnecessary action. Other times it's done with no blessing from the city--and very little, if any, knowledge by the city.

The latest example comes with the loss of old elms at Casa Linda Plaza, which was to make way for more parking area. The trees were over 70 years old, and their absence is being met with shock.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/east-da ... -oldest-us

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Re: Tree Removals... and controversy

Postby itsjrd1964 » 25 Oct 2018 13:47

The trees along the Tollway north of Forest Lane will get chopped down in the next few days. Oncor is about to start on a transmission line upgrade and says the trees are in the way. Apparently all the area where the trees have been are on Oncor and NTTA right-of-way; our Mr. Wilonsky tries to dig up why trees were planted where they were, but at the same time laments (and likely rightfully so) that Dallas is losing trees faster than new ones are planted to replace them.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... tting-axed

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Re: Tree Removals... and controversy

Postby NdoorTX » 25 Oct 2018 20:05

It’s pretty awful that there is no happy in between & they want to clear cut those trees. I would imagine they can be more selective with the tree removal. At the least, plant crepe myrtles or other shorter species that won’t grow into a “nuisance” to appease the neighbors. Utilities should be subject to the same tree removal replanting ordinances as any other entity- even if they contribute to a fund that nurtures planting in other partsnof the neighborhood.


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