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Letter: Plant, if you cut trees


Hello again, a message from the President of the Tree Huggers Association of Prescott. Some mid-December updates.

1) North Dakota just announced they will plant 55,000 trees in the upcoming months to encourage wildlife animal habitats.

2) The Prescott courthouse plaza lost two more trees lately. That brings the count of trees down to 171 trees. There are another three trees marked for cutting down in the next 30 days. In your best interest, the future of the plaza is going to go through some big changes. I would like to suggest two tree species for consideration: plant Emery Oakes and Sycamores. Emery Oakes don’t lose their leaves in winter and Sycamores keep their leaves longer than most.

3) About 13 Cottonwood trees were cut down on Miller Valley Road, just south of the McDonald’s. It’s very easy to cut down trees, and it’s so hard to plant new trees.

4) I’ve been living in Prescott for seven years and loving every minute. Yet, I’ve noticed far more trees cut down than new trees planted. Alarcon street improvements not included. Please value trees for their beauty, shade and leaves.

You will take trees for granted, until they are all gone. Trees are beautiful. Love trees or live without.

William Gauslow