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Monday, June 20, 2016


Doug Kelbaugh is Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning in Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Maybe we should print out and post this on every property that is sold in Coconut Grove, the greed may get to the tree-killers/developers and might change their destructive minds.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

What has been accomplished with the efforts to increase the penalty for cutting down old growth trees? $500 is not much motivation to keep them. The charge has to be increased to at least $10,000 or greater.

June 20, 2016 9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon, I thought it was a price per inch of diameter?

June 20, 2016 9:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see, red light camera infractions are averaging $158.00. Placing out bulk trash 5 minutes before 12:00 noon Thursday will get you a fine of about $78.00. Miami/Dade Water & Sewer just seconds ago left a warning ticket, the meter reader couldn't locate my meter, fine $50.00. Citi's last bill charged me $39.00, for paying late, but on the next line erased the fine HELLO, I have never been late paying. The Coconut Grove Bank charged me $40.00, for paying late for my safety deposit box, but the bank deducts that amount every 6 months from my account automatically HELLO! My wife's luggage was 1.34 lbs, (3 bags) 1.34 lbs over weight, the fine was $100.00. An attorney called my home regarding a family member being arrested, but the charges were dropped at the scene by a superior officer, the attorney was wrong in their assumption, but sent me a bill for $600.00. I won't even get into what has happened financially after we purchased Obama Care and this isn't Obama's fault. One garage quoted me $1,400.00, for a new trans, because my mechanic of 25 years was on vacation, I waited till he returned, it was a computer thing which only cost $20.00. Tenants moving into one of my units wasn't being charged rent until they painted. They were painting for weeks until I realized they had completely the painting in two days!

There's lots more, but you get the picture. I'm just a normal average guy and I figure if this much greedy crap is being thrown at me what's happening to the rest of you folks! I didn't pay a dime to these punks and I evicted the bums from my unit to avoid their future. $10,000.00 per tree, hell, make it $50,000.00.

June 20, 2016 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to at least double the tree canopy in all of south Florida municipalities for the loss of trees as result of growth in the past decade.

June 20, 2016 12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can only hope that someday the streets in the Grove (vs the attached picture) look this neat and clean and have sidewalks for safe waking. In this both the government and residents must take responsibility.

June 20, 2016 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That photo of oak trees, with sidewalks on both sides of the street does not look at all like Coconut Grove. Looks more like Ann Arbor.

June 20, 2016 5:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are plenty of roads looking like this, not only in our Grove, but in Coral Gables, Old Cutler Road, The Florida Keys, New Jersey, New York and thousand of points all the way to the West coast of the US of A.. This picture easily could have come out of our Grove.

June 20, 2016 5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So why don't the City and County promote more tree planting on private and public land, it make sense as a matter of taxable value unless of course they are only looking for short term money in the form of building permits leading to more lucrative gridlock down the road.

June 20, 2016 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where did that photo of tree lines street with sidewalks come from? There are not many sidewalks in the Grove. Is it Old Cutler Road in the Gables or someplace else?

June 20, 2016 9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The City of Miami and several other interest groups give away free trees annually and encourage citizens to plant, plant, plant. Green is great, better more than less, but it appears the ability of trees, plants & scrub-lands to remove man made gases from our environment is far outweighed by the number of humans.

June 20, 2016 10:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are hydrangeas on that picture, definitely not South Florida!

June 21, 2016 12:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go get a tree and plant it. Better than arguing about where this street is!!!

Miami-Dade County’s Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) will be giving FREE trees to the community through its popular Adopt-a-Tree program.

Come to our event from 9 A.M. – Noon:

Sunday, June 26
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus
3000 NE 151 Street, North Miami

Residents eligible to adopt trees will be able to choose from Mango (only 1 per household), Carambola, Mulberry, Pigeon Plum and Dahoon Holly. However, tree quantities are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be required to fill out a “Registration Form” available at the event. Some restrictions apply – for information on rules, eligibility, tree info and community service hours for those who’d like to volunteer, please visit the Adopt-a-Tree webpage.

Also at this event, the Miami-Dade Water & Sewer Department will exchange up to 3 incandescent light bulbs for high efficiency compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) as well as 2 high efficiency showerheads to those residents who bring their old showerheads and/or their most heavily used regular light bulbs to exchange at the event (while supplies last). The County’s Animal Services will also have pets there available for adoption. For more information call 311.

June 21, 2016 8:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now those are some trees! Wow, beautiful. Love is love is love is love.

June 22, 2016 4:53 PM  

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