The Chronicle Journal Re: Foulds Wants to Know Who Felled Big Trees
Like Andrew Foulds, I am “both saddened and angered by the events of last weekend where a magnificent, healthy 120-year-old white pine was senselessly cut down on Lyon Boulevard.” It is true, “you cannot replace a 120-year-old tree.”
Paradoxically, Coun. Foulds voted in favour of allowing Horizon Wind Inc., to cut down hundreds of equally venerable white pine and sugar maple on city land in the Loch Lomond watershed. These, too, are trees with character, with many stories to tell, and “as a community we cannot, and must not accept this assault on an important and valuable part of our history.”
It is unfortunate that Andrew did not look beyond his own backyard for the good of our whole city when council first approved Horizon’s option to lease the Loch Lomond watershed.
Ron Lappage, Thunder Bay