Thanks for the insightful editorial about preserving our Lowcountry trees.
There are corporations and developers that have no clue about how important local trees, marshes, and natural areas are to this special place. Their goal is simply to make a buck and when they’re sitting in an office in New York, Arkansas, or La La Land, they can be our worst enemies in preserving the beauty of the Lowcountry.
Our elected officials should be our first line of defense in preservation. “Should” is the key word. Look at the clear-cutting on Sams Point Road on Lady’s Island and see how that’s workin’ out for ya.
Actually, real attractions for economic development are not office buildings, parking garages, or business parks. Real family-oriented amenities like good schools, libraries, parks for recreation, basic services, and natural wonders like giant oaks draw good companies and jobs. And keep those already here.
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I challenge anyone on the city or county councils to explain why they are not keeping this natural beauty, these islands, this green sanctuary, more safe and secure from those who want to spoil it.