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Edmonds canopy continues to decline | Guest View


Last updated 1/16/2019 at Noon

Chris Walton took this photo of the corner of Ninth Avenue South and Pine Street.

It is sad to watch the ever-increasing numbers of beautifully treed lots in Edmonds being clear cut by developers.

This is a very emotional public topic, to be sure. At last year’s City Council meetings, private citizens expressed deep concerns about their ability to manage their own property. Fair enough. This column is not about those individual rights.

What is disturbing today is not an individual Edmonds citizen who wants to cut a tree in his yard, but rather, out-of-town developers who come in and buy a piece of property for speculation purposes.

For the sake of expediency and to...

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