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Lynn Horstmann: Lord love a duck!

Lynn Horstmann

If ever there was someone, who couldn’t see the forest for the trees, it would be Sheila Fortuna writing in her letter that “Tree cutting in Summit is out of control” (Aug. 14). It’s clearly useless to try to educate her about the facts of the situation. Facts might get in the way or clutter up her opinion.

Sheila, none of us wants to see the wreckage and destruction that follows the tree removal. It is a wretched sight! But it must be done for many reasons. Not the least of which is the likelihood of an extraordinary forest fire that could cover thousands of acres.

Next spring and, more importantly, the following spring, grasses and flowers will begin to heal the scars. New pines will sprout, along with other trees and bushes.

I hope, when that happens, you will be grown up enough to send another letter to the editor, thanking “those people” who are working so hard to save our precious landscape. I don’t need to wait. I’ll say “thank you so much!” right now.

I’m guessing you would have issues with cost cutting, in out-of-control government spending programs also.

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