Letter: Can’t get roads fixed, but can cut trees on 490th, she saysIn response to Mrs. Nancy Rabine’s letter to the editor in last week’s Herald, regarding 490th Street, I would like to respond:
By: Betty C. Stine, Beldenville,
TO THE EDITOR:
In response to Mrs. Nancy Rabine’s letter to the editor in last week’s Herald, regarding 490th Street, I would like to respond:
Yes, Mrs Rabine, I have driven down 490th lately and am simply appalled at the massacre that has occurred there. I beg to ask why?
If the trees were removed for safety reasons, could I ask how many accidents, in recent memory, have happened there involving a tree? Some of the trees that were removed were high on banks where they wouldn’t hamper even a snow plow, which is the excuse often given for tree removal. Where some of the older trees graced the front yards of folks enhancing the beauty of the property, now only ugly stumps remain.
I think that just because the township has the right to remove certain trees doesn’t make it right to do so without a clear and concise reason.
The cost of this tree removal must be significant. We can’t get our roads fixed, but we can spend money cutting down beautiful, 50-year-old trees.
Again, I beg to ask why.
Betty C. Stine