Monday, December 1, 2008

DRIPPING TREES: STRIPPING TREES

Creek Road residents rallied today 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 throughout this morning, the cutting crews were pulled from Creek Road just a short time ago. No more cutting will take place until our County Commissioner Karen Ford has driven the road with the project engineer. Creek Road residents urge those affected by the County tree cutting to contact Ford and express your concern over the amount of trees being cut and the cutting methodology. The residents raise concerns over increased speeding along the road due to the increased openness and, at a time when the county is in the throes of a tree disease epidemic, it would seem greater care and preservation would be observed.

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