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Trees were cut down because they died

Editor: Your interview with Jim Davis on your front page (The Times, May 1) criticizing the cutting down of two big trees on 240 Street and 63 Avenue really upset me. I live just east of the trees in question, and have an unobstructed view.

It pained us to see these two tall trees dead. It was not a pretty sight. We also had to cut down a couple of 80-foot trees, which were rotten on the inside but looked perfectly fine.

But when I talked to the owner, who was also very sad about it, she explained that the trees died because the Township ordered them to put in a drainage ditch, by which means the roots got damaged. These owners are very upset and out a lot of money. So be careful what you criticize, if you don’t know the reason behind it.

Maaike Wansink,


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