Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Historic trees dodge the ax for now; Annapolis, MD

Historic trees dodge the ax for now • Community - Annapolis (www.HometownAnnapolis.com - The Capital)
Three trees in the Historic District that were headed toward the chopping block have received a stay of execution, courtesy of the Historic Preservation Commission and the city.

The trees, two oaks on Duke of Gloucester Street and an elm on Conduit Street, will not be toppled, at least not yet.
After a hearing last week before the commission, the city withdrew its application to remove the 40-foot-tall trees, and officials said they will develop a forestry plan for the Historic District.
Bruce Bereano, a well-known state lobbyist who has an office on Duke of Gloucester Street, was the only person to testify in person to save the trees.

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