By Marthlyn Jones
Save Our Marsh 

Answers needed on removal of 175 trees at Point Edwards | Guest View

 

Last updated 3/4/2021 at 9:57am



As a citizen and member of Save Our Marsh who appreciates all aspects of nature, I carefully read the proposal and studied the maps for the petition by the Point Edwards Homeowners Association to remove or prune 175 trees that are close to the Edmonds Marsh, Willow Creek, and the Salmon Hatchery, and I have several concerns.

– According to the application, 175 trees will be altered (removed, turned into stumps, pruned) across the area in front of the entire Point Edwards complex, yet only 45 trees will be replanted, and all of those are in section 102 on the east side.

That means the...



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Reader Comments(3)

Dana Twight writes:

I would love make an official comment to the appropriate governmental agency on this matter. Perhaps the Beacon could adopt a policy of sharing ways to contact these agencies or elected officials (as appropriate) so that citizens can more easily share their views. That way, local journalism can extend the opportunities for civic engagement to more of their readers. The Forest Practice Application number needs to be included in any news or opinion pieces on this matter. Should we contact or local legislators or contact the Dept. of Natural Resources? ([email protected] ) Here is a phone number to call: 1-800-562-6000. This is our legislative hotline, which functions all year long. It has extended hours during each year's legislative sessions. More information and hours are included here. https://leg.wa.gov/LIC/Pages/hotline.aspx A 2-3 minute call gets your message to all of your legislators and even the Governor. You do not need to know your district number to call!

Theresa Hollis writes:

I remember when the Point Edwards developer illegally removed trees during the construction process, thereby altering the habitat in the area for decades. The current application should be ‘pushed back’ on. The vegetation on the hill has not yet recovered from that initial illegal tree cutting.

Debra Arthur writes:

Very well researched. You are right young man. There was no ethical reason to remove 0ne tree anywhere in Edmonds. Not one. Yet here on the hill 5 corners area I notice there are many missing Very recently. I can see the grade school on 84th from 80th now. I have lived here33 years..first time. East on 216th. I can suddenly see almost to 76th car lights, cars..none of this was visible a few weeks ago...what's up do you think. I sure plan to find out...

 
 
 

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