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The criteria for removing trees in Lacey should not be made easier. It is already too easy. The example given in this article citing a healthy tree dropping its branches on automobiles is ridiculous. Healthy trees don’t drop branches. Healthy large trees cannot be replaced! Saplings can be replanted and perhaps in 15 or 20 years grow to the same size but that means giving up all those years of tree canopy benefits (including, but not limited to, property values). The City should maintain its firm policy of not allowing removal of healthy trees.

From: Lacey City Council reviews proposal that would allow HOAs to remove trees

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