I know that the Hall School really needs a new building–the old one is falling apart. So it was all approved by the city and the voters, and they are going to build it this summer. That is a good thing for our neighborhood. But the sad thing is that they are cutting three acres of trees to make room for the new building and a new road into the complex. This is right next to the walk I usually take each day–I go a few blocks over to the trail by the Capisic Brook, and then go round to the other side of Hall School to continue walking through another little woods. The brook trail hasn’t been disturbed, but the rest of it is practically gone.
It makes me sad that new development destroys these city forests, which offer so much habitat for critters, and beauty for city dwellers like me.
I understand and feel your sadness. Seeing healthy trees cut down brings me much anxiety and sorrow. My “tree connection” began when I was 7 and the landlord cut down a huge, gorgeous elm tree in our St. Louis backyard. I cried and cried.
Wow, that makes me want to cry too…
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