Loss of Trees Bethany Boulevard 3 not 5:
Countless mature trees face destruction with the proposed expansion of Bethany Boulevard to five lanes. What will be the impact of this destruction? An examination of the benefits of trees reveals a loss more significant than just aesthetics.
The Joint CPO Tree Code Group of Washington County (JTCG) has reviewed the research on urban trees and found that “the loss of trees has an impact far beyond simply landscaping”. (http://washcotreegroup.org) The following list of impacts and quotations have been abstracted from this website.