Friday, September 18, 2009

Brickell woman campaigns to save tree; Miami, FL

Brickell woman campaigns to save tree - Central Miami -
Special to The Miami Herald
Joan Tumpson displays paintings of trees throughout her Brickell townhome -- a sign, she said, "of how much I love trees.''
That's why the self-described environmentalist has been battling for nearly three years to save a row of palms and seven mahoganies on a lot near her home where developers are building a town house complex.
So far she hasn't had much success: All but one have been cut down.
But the prettiest tree remains, and the developer will relocate it after the Miami City Commission voted this summer that it could be moved.

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