Lament­ing Ocoee’s trees

Orlando Sentinel - - OPINION -

Oct. 16: Not too many years ago, our city (Ocoee) sported signs read­ing “Tree City USA.” Seems that all of them have been pulled up. Our lead­ers seem to be on a mis­sion to rid these beau­ti­ful cen­turies-old trees from our town. They have never seen a tree-killing re­quest from a de­vel­oper they did not like.

Our best known his­toric house was sur­rounded by cen­turies-old oaks but is now naked look­ing like it did in the 1800s. All the beau­ti­ful oaks have been de­stroyed and the land turned into a park­ing lot. Noth­ing can take their place with the same charm and sense of his­tory.

No won­der the wildlife is in­vad­ing the city. Their homes and food sources are gone. Henry Morgan Ocoee

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