Like countless others, I've been watching in amusement the various letters regarding the potential tree cutting for Hilton Head Island's airport. David L. White's letter published Sept. 2 is the first one that actually made sense.
I've always thought it makes no sense to even have commercial air traffic out of Hilton Head, as we have a very good airport (the Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport) just a few minutes away.
Mr. White actually pulls things into proper perspective. If we're so worried about a small handful of folks being hurt or killed by a few trees (which he so accurately analyzed), I say expand his thought and simply eliminate all trees that folks might manage to use to hurt themselves and protect thousands of people. Maybe we should enact a law that outlaws all trees in Beaufort County; after all, a child may climb one and fall out, hurting himself.
I vote with Mr. White. Leave the trees alone, and if folks are too worried about them on the island, they can avail themselves of the very good airport just a few minutes away.
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