HOME   CALENDAR OF EVENTS    AD RATES   33133 STORE   TREE PROTECTION

Happy Holidays!

NOW IN OUR 12th YEAR! The only place for Coconut Grove, FL News, Views & Opinions

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Those trees being removed at Carrollton

I'm thrilled to see that people are more in tune to our tree canopy. Over the weekend into yesterday, I have been inundated with calls, texts and emails about the trees being removed at Carrollton School and I'm not even Tree Watch.

I saw online that they did have a recent permit for tree removal and assumed they would mitigate the trees and that is so.

From Isabel Junco Singletary, Director of Communications at Carrollton: The removal of the trees you mentioned is part of the completion of the Master Plan which includes plans to open the view into the historical campus and repositioning the exit driveway to enhance safety. There will be an interim exit during part of the construction.  As we have always done in the past and as part of our commitment to the environment we will mitigate to ensure the foliage and canopy of our beautiful campus thrives. The  coral rock wall that was damaged by the roots will be rebuilt as well.  We take great pride in the stewardship of these historical properties and our 50+ year association with the neighborhood and community. Thank you for your interest. The invitation to come and meet our new Head Master stands. We look forward to meeting you soon.


In all fairness, too, they invited me out to meet with the headmaster and tour the grounds, but I didn't think it was necessary as they have always been good neighbors and do what's right.

By the way, you can easily look up permits to be sure people have them at the County's Land Management page.

YOU MAY NOT LIFT THE PHOTOS & TEXT. IT'S COPYRIGHTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. YOU CAN HOWEVER SHARE A STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA BY USING THE LINKS HERE.
For linking to this one story, just click on the time it was posted & just this story will open for sharing - only through social media. Not copying and pasting.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can beautiful trees like that be mitigated?

August 18, 2015 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed! Maybe if you give them 40 years... Unfortunately, most architects view existing trees as minor obstacles in the way of their greater vision, expendable, rather than designing around them.

August 18, 2015 1:10 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home