William Leigh: Save the trees – for the kids

November 15, 2013 

Save the trees – for the kids

The front page of the Oct. 30 edition of The Cary News contained a story about the town of Cary facing pushback from developers about tree rules and a story with the headline “Arcade vs. green space? Students plan their own town.”

We have fifth-graders planning a town with open space and trees, while developers want to tear down every tree in sight. Our future generation is asking for trees, but for developers, it is cheaper to remove all trees and regrade the site.

Saving large “champion” trees will require developers to be more creative in design development, and not just create another cookie-cutter neighborhood.

The staff-proposed compromise is a good solution. To the Town Council: Do not go back on your vote in June.

Listen to the trees and the future generation for once.

William Leigh


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