Maybe residents county-wide, having seen the devastation at the Erkwood Drive/Shepherd Street roundabout with the cutting down of a large number of trees, are starting to realize the cultural landscape implications of clear-cutting for roundabouts and don’t want their neighborhoods to look as barren as Greenville Highway does now (see photo above).
From the Hendersonville Lightning: “Leaders of the Laurel Wood Condo Association asked Hendersonville City Council members on Thursday to intervene with the NCDOT to reduce the number of trees that would be removed as part of the U.S. 64 improvement and roundabout project from Blythe Street through Laurel Park.
The condo leaders showed pictures of old-growth trees and hemlocks that provide a noise and sight buffer from the road, City Manager John Connet said. . .” Continue reading