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  •  Been doing it for years ... (3+ / 0-)
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    bronte17, retrograde, coigue

    don't talk publically about how many trees I plant, even though I do seek to reduce and use renewable power, tree planting is a remediation path.

    Blogging regularly at Ecotality Blog for a Sustainable Future.

    by A Siegel on Fri Jul 06, 2007 at 10:28:59 PM PDT

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    •  Cutting down trees has consequences (5+ / 0-)
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      coigue, G2geek, pattyp, cassidy3, A Siegel

      as one property development company found out here in NZ this week:

      Felled trees halt $100m project
      NZ Herald, 6 June

      A $100 million subdivision development near Queenstown has been stopped because the developer cut down 34 mature protected willow trees.

      ...

      In a strongly worded ruling this week, Judge Jon Jackson and two commissioners declared the original resource for Threepwood invalid.

      Investors who had paid between $1.2 million and $4.5 million for lots in the subdivision may be able to cancel their contracts and seek refunds, the court said.

      It ruled that the development could go ahead only when the trees had grown back, which could take 10 to 20 years.

      Developers losing millions of dollars for ignoring the law and cutting down 34 trees? Love those judges. We need more like them.

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