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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Why is he saving Brickell's trees?


Today Comm. Sarnoff has been tweeting and Facebooking, telling people how to stop the destruction of trees on Brickell Avenue. Isn't he the guy behind the tree removal in the Grove? Why are protesting Brickell neighbors being heard and not the Grove residents when we protest? The Grove trees are black olives, too. Why are they safer on Brickell than here?

Is someone going to send out the arborists to test the trees on Brickell to see if they are safe to walk under, you know, like the ones in the Grove? I would like to send out the same ones who fear that our trees are going to fall and kill people, let them do an assessment on Brickell's trees, too.

By the way, the link he has there goes here: http://www.twitlonger.com/show/irsn87

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hypocrite, recall this Coconut Grove hater, Brickell is where he got most of his support from last election because of the builders and associations he had kissed up to for endorsement. A Repulsive politician, Coconut Grove's Tree killer Number One. Recall him.

August 15, 2012 2:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're safer on Brickell because that's where most of his votes came from.

August 15, 2012 5:02 PM  
Blogger Sledge said...

Some of you guys are going away over board on this. Look at 27th ave right now. Look at it. Corner with bayshore Dr. pretty decent job, one must admit. (except for the laughable "bike path") No one likes to cut trees down. It depends on the circumstances. Heck, I'd love to have all the sacred Mangroves chopped up, as they were before when we could enjoy water views for decades, but that's probably why I don't even pretend to apply for office at City Hall.

August 15, 2012 5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The trees in the grove are being replaced, not permanently removed.

And Sledge is right, not a word in the blog about the great job they did planting the oaks on 27th.

August 15, 2012 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look I get that this is an anti-Sarnoff blog, but can't you see the difference between replacing individual trees and the mass destruction of dozens of trees?

And every save the tree member who has a house in the Grove is a hypocrite, since every lot was cleared of trees to build the homes. I will respect the save the tree crowd when they tear down their houses and replant the trees on the lots.

August 15, 2012 9:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The point of the blog is for information and to prove a point that people on Brickell complained about the removal of the trees and he tells them what they can do. As for the Grove people no information just basically full steam ahead to put in those new trees and irrigation system. So lets sum this up Brickell information how to possible stop tree removal, Brickell 5am liquor license, Brickell trolley. Has for the Grove no 5 am liquor, no trolley, but our trees will be chopped and the new once have a special water fountain for when they are thirsty costing $$$$$$$$$$. I have nothing against Brickell but it seems like he wants no action in the community where he lives.

August 16, 2012 8:33 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

• Trees are major capital assets in America’s cities and towns. Just as streets, sidewalks, sewers, public buildings and recreational facilities are a part of a community’s infrastructure, so are publicly owned trees. Trees-and, collectively, the urban forest-are important assets that require care and maintenance the same as other public property.
• Trees are on the job 24 hours every day working for all of us to improve our environment and quality of life.
• Without trees, the city is a sterile landscape of concrete, brick, steel and asphalt. Picture your town without trees. Would it be a place where you would like to live?
• Trees make communities livable for people.

August 16, 2012 9:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep it up Grape!
As long as you're pissing people off you know you're actually participating in real journalism. :)

To the poster who thinks this is an anti-Sarnoff site-
You need to check out the Crespogram.
Personally I think anyone who uses their political pull to have the taxpayers build a traffic circle in front of their house is an ass. When one works for the City at his level one is a steward, not an owner.

Oh, and I think 27th and Bayshore looks like crap. I feel like I'm pulling up to Brickell and SE 8th st.

August 16, 2012 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Abigail DuBearn said...

What about the gorgeous oaks that were felled off of Miami Ave between 8th and 7th streets? Any mitgation there?

August 16, 2012 1:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article raises a clear and important question about actions of an elected official related to specific public assets. Perverse and obvious disparity is being questioned. It is comparing trees to trees in the same district but in different neighborhoods a short distance apart.

August 16, 2012 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Tree Service Hendersonville NC said...

This guy is just like Mitt Romney. It sickens me to no end how they smile willingfully, while doing the most decrepit things to the community.

-Tony Salmeron

August 24, 2012 6:20 PM  

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