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Trees in Chatham keep us sane

By Joy Hewett
Posted Friday, February 3, 2006

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Pittsboro, NC - The loss of the trees at the corner of the traffic circle in Pittsboro creates a dismal scene--concrete and brick, with less of our natural shade, beauty, and oxygen provider there to remind us of the sweetness of our earth.

I read the article about the trees interfering with the sewer pipes and wonder if there are alternatives to killing trees to prevent roots getting in pipes or cracking sidewalks. A canopy of trees makes any street more attractive, though I know power lines and pipes may take precedence over trees.

As Chatham grows, and Pittsboro in particular, I hope the mayor, county commissioners, and planners will encourage the saving of the larger old trees, and the planting of more trees. I hope those in power can keep developers bulldozing them needlessly. Trees provide oxygen, cooling systems, and mulch for us. They draw water and nutrients to the surface and provide a home for song birds.

Who knows, maybe the tree spirits keep us sane and healthy.

Anyway, is there anything that can be done to encourage the preservation of some trees during this rush to urban sprawl in the county?

 
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