Ronda Chimera: A tree policy would help

May 23, 2014 

A tree policy would help

Regarding the May 4 news article “Tree issue riles Cary”: I recently moved from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. I was president of our homeowners association, and our two-block townhome subdivision had been landscaped with black olive trees.

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Before we could remove them, I had to obtain a permit from the county and explain why we wanted them removed. We removed 130 trees, but I had to replace them with 67 trees from a list of acceptable options.

I was surprised to read that the town of Cary doesn’t have such a policy in place. It would keep homeowners, apartment complexes and tree-removal companies from removing beautiful trees just so their buildings could be seen from the street.

Ronda Chimera

Willow Spring

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