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Garry oaks: Do what's necessary to save big tree

Can a mayor be impeached? If so, I think the newly reelected mayor of Oak Harbor should be, for not trying harder to find a way to save one of the oldest Garry oak tree, in Oak Harbor, at the post office.

I understand there is an asphalt product type composition that will let water and air seep through to the roots of the tree. The composition could be put around the tree at the post office in Oak Harbor and save it. This composition is made for the purpose of saving trees, not cut them down. One place it is sold at is Bayview Farm and Garden.

Who owns the post office sight building anyway? Why doesnÂ’t the owner step up to the plate and put a stop to it?

The post office could move to a less congested area. You can hardly find parking there and the visibility is terrible. The last time I was there this pick up truck almost backed into a small BMW. I am sure that is not the only accident situation at that sight.

As far as the poplar trees in the park, they grow a foot a year. New ones could be planted. A Garry oak tree takes a thousand years to grow to full size. Why should we worry about terrorists when we have erosion and terror in our own communities.

Sharon Embleton


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