[Mintwood-place] Trees, Stumps and Ending Monoculture
enrages at bellatlantic.net
Fri Sep 12 11:06:11 EDT 2003
I'm sure you all are as concerned as I am that in last couple years our
once shady street has lost no less than seven big trees. Some experts
have told me this was because of last year's drought and a blight that
afflicted Maple trees. Obviously the road work has had an impact too.
I have emailed Karyn Good this week that the stumps of the recently cut
down "dying" trees at the beginning of street are still in the tree
boxes contrary to her report.
Nevertheless I hope these stumps will be removed soon and replaced with
a variety of trees other than maples. What we have now is monoculture.
By getting away from having just maples, we will insulate ourselves
from future blights that might affect one type of tree over another. I
propose that the city plant Oak or Dogwoods in the empty tree boxes but
no maples. I recall reading in the Post last year that Oaks give the
best shade and are ideal for urban environments.
I would appreciate if Ms. Good would inform us all to what the plans are
for the stumps and the new trees.
1858 Mintwood Place, NW
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