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Friday, July 29, 2016

Just another slap on the wrist

More than one person sent me these photos. It's the corner of Shipping and Gifford. I'm not sure what I am to do with the pictures after the fact, but here they are. Sickening.
Where are the neighbors when this is happening? Do people just ignore what they see and go on with their lives? When you see something, you should say something. Call 311 or Email:  or call: 305-416-1400. You can be anonymous. But let's try to protect our tree canopy.
Tree Watch  can be reached at 786-351-5928 or but calling 311 is faster. The City approved this particular mess. They had a permit. Why?

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Anonymous Jack said...

I called the Tree Man Trust yesterday when I saw this. Somehow, unfortunately I was told they had a permit.

July 29, 2016 8:07 AM  
Blogger Mark Anthony said...

They got the permit by underhanded means since no one in the area ever saw the posted notice to schedule a hearing to make an appeal. I have been watching that property as I drive by and today asked a walker who strolls past everyday if she ever saw a posted notice. I assure you if it was ever there in full view and not removed by someone in the employ of the developer during the prescribed number of days, there would have been a very vocal resistance in City Hall to cut a single mature live oak down for any reason, even the bogus claim of possible disease. That looks like the excuse given on the signed authorization to remove FIVE that happen to be right in the middle of the lots. So, in the end once again the developer has won out over the rules that are supposed to preserve our canopy. The same thing just happened a block away months before. How can the neighborhood defend against this? Its does no good to report after the fact. This should be the job of those to whom we pay our property tax every year...

July 29, 2016 2:51 PM  
Blogger L. C. said...

I never saw a posting in the area! Those tree provided so much canopy in the area. ☹️

July 29, 2016 4:02 PM  
Blogger Nadine Johnson said...

We have to replace the elected officials whose job it is to require that the laws on the books are followed. That is our only power over those who take bribes and/or look the other way.

July 29, 2016 4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not so much as a slap on the wrist, but more like a pat on the back! Shine a light on who signed off on this, and hold them accountable.

July 29, 2016 4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am going to start planting trees wherever there is a need for tree shade without notifying anyone. Catch me if you can.

July 29, 2016 7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There must be a record of who signed the permit to remove the trees. How do we find out who this person is so we can take appropriate action and have him or her exposed?

July 30, 2016 8:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever signed off on this needs to be taken by and shown just what they killed and then fired.

Al tree-cutting contractors who work in the city should be required to know all the codes and then held responsible as much as the developer.

The Grove, such as the Village Council should have the final review and approval/disapproval of what happens in the Grove. They are our elected officials whom we can hold accountable.

The developer should be required to leave the trees as is. Build his speculation home and see how quick he can sell it with the dead trees!

July 30, 2016 9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People, cows, pigs, sheep, elephants, bears, fish and birds are born and die, it's call the cycle of life and to date no one can modify that fact. I read that in one battle involving Rome about 80,000 Roman solders were hacked to death. American's kill about 1,000,000 innocent Vietnamese a few decades ago, quite a few in Iraq and humans killed upwards of about 150,000,000 in two world wars, and human population is never-the-less increasing. All of you know damn well you can't construct housing and building's in Dade County and just about any other location in Florida or mostly across the U.S., without planting trees and plants in great abundance. I'm positive it will look very, very good when it's finished. P.S. And I try to go to the Florida Keys 3 times weekly, from Coconut Grove across the bay,just to get away from people, the stupid drivers, red lights and as I return every time I see nothing but greenery everywhere and each time I fly in or out of Miami - take a break! Jobie Steppe

July 30, 2016 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These trees haven't been cut down, they've been trimmed back, for now to accommodate construction, and may be trimmed further after construction begins. This happens often and the trees are further trimmed so as not to harm housing during hurricane season and to keep possums, raccoons, snakes, rats, ants, roaches and other animals out of our homes.

July 31, 2016 10:19 PM  
Anonymous swlip said...

What kind of tree was it? Hard to tell from the pics.

August 01, 2016 1:32 PM  
Anonymous So tired of it said...

EVeryone commenting on this thread needs to tear down his/her house and plant more trees, then just live in the trees.

If you do anything less while talking this BULLSH*T, you're a hypocrite. Also, not very bright.

August 02, 2016 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ops, I spoke out to soon. I wrote yesterday the trees hadn't been cut down only trimmed. I live on Gifford and noticed today they had been cut down. Sorry, Jobie Steppe

August 02, 2016 5:12 PM  

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