Friday, May 14, 2021

Trees are a vital public resource

| April 14, 2021 1:00 AM

Trees are a vital public resource that define the character of our unique mountain town, yet our community continues to allow the butchering of mature trees, permitting the perpetrator to seek forgiveness rather than ask permission.

The mature native cottonwoods in a county park were removed by the homeowner next door. The Town Pump cleared a small forest of mature trees, diminishing habitat and the natural ambience of the entryway to Whitefish.

If this continues we are well on our way to becoming "Anywhere USA".

Trees are our guardians and protectors: they provide shade,they clean the air,and they give shelter to all living beings.

I call upon the people of Whitefish to protect our trees. Disregard for our trees will shatter the soul of Whitefish.

"I speak for the trees, I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues." -Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

Nancy Allan, Whitefish