Janice Moulton: Be fair when it comes to the cherry tree coverage

Published: 8/30/2021 9:46:07 AM

The Gazette continues to publish pictures of the Warfield Place trees in the early spring showing only their flowers and not the rot of their trunks, the erupted sidewalks and crumbling streets.

In order to provide fair journalism please show the other side. Interview the neighbors who wanted the trees cut town and were afraid to speak out, show pictures of the rotten tree stumps, and before that the broken branches and hollow trunks.

Point out that the city owns those trees, and those, like the ones in front of many of our houses, are the responsibility of the city. If a branch falls on a car or a person, the city is liable. The city routinely prunes those streetside trees. Come on, guys, be fair.

Janice Moulton


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