Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sports v. Trees: Loss of trees upsets some neighbors - Charlotte, NC

Loss of trees upsets some neighbors:
Some neighbors of Covenant Day School in Matthews are crying foul over the school's new ball fields, currently under construction.

To accommodate its growth, including the addition of a high school, Covenant Day recently cleared about 18 acres of nearby land to build two soccer fields, a softball field and a baseball field, which are scheduled to be completed in March.

The land, which is in Covenant Day's Warner Park along N.C. 51, backs up to a row of homes in the Sardis Forest neighborhood.

Many of the residents are concerned about the damage the construction has done to what used to be a lush portion of the town's shrinking tree canopy.

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