Tuesday, December 30, 2008

DRIPPING TREES: STRIPPING TREES - FOLLOW UP

On December 1, we reported that residents on Creek Road had rallied to halt the County's tree cutting on their road. Having witnessed the over-cutting or "skinning" of trees from other Dripping Springs roads, the Creek Road residents quickly formed a coalition and, thanks to their concerted efforts, the cutting crews were pulled. No more cutting crews were seen on Creek Road until today. We just received a report from a resident who met with them and it looks as though the cutting specs have been changed from 10 feet back from hardtop (12 feet up), to 4-5 feet back from hardtop (12 feet up). It sounds as though these new specs are not set in stone, but it's hopefully a start at trying to preserve the trees and atmosphere of our Hill Country backroads. If you have an opinion on the matter, contact your County Commissioner:

Karen Ford
County Commissioner, Precint 4
karen.ford@co.hays.tx.us
512-858-7268