Does anyone know the value of these trees? I heard that the timber at Ragged Mountain Natural Area– soon slated for a mega-reservoir– didn’t have much value, or more accurately, that the value of the Ragged Mountain trees would be realized by the low bidder on the earthen dam. But what is the value of this downtown stand? What is the replacement plan? Maybe we could let the restaurants and vendors who lease this space sell the lumber to help defray their rental expense? Have there been any reports from arborists that these juvenile willow oaks are “in decline”? That is often the way the cutting begins.
Commentator Bill Emory puts up a new photo nearly every day at billemory.com/blog.