Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Everyone loves trees, right? Well, actually...; Hamilton, NJ

Hamilton raises concerns over tree-planting - NJ.com
Hamilton raises concerns over tree-planting
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Erin Duffy
HAMILTON -- With temperatures pushing the 90-degree mark yesterday, a little shade might seem like the perfect antidote to beat the summer heat.
But a recent state and township project to plant shade trees as part of the Cool Cities Initiative (CCI) was met with mixed reactions from township residents, some of whom said the trees were planted against their wishes.
Now, in a resolution scheduled to be heard at the township council meeting tonight, council members are calling on the two state agencies in charge of the CCI to revise portions of their policy to provide for better communication between the organizations and affected homeowners and allow residents a way to opt out of the program.

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